On August 5, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) (OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties (CCPs) and Trade Repositories (TRs)) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 SI 2013/1908 were published. The regulations were made on July 30, and the majority of the regulations will come into force on August 26.

The regulations relate to the clearing of financial transactions through recognized clearing houses. The regulations implement in part Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR) and amend the following:

  • Supervisory, investigatory and enforcement powers of the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Companies Act 1989 to facilitate segregation and transfer of indirect clients' assets and positions.
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Recognition Requirements for Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations 2001(S.I. 2001/995) (the Recognition Requirements Regulations). They impose new requirements on recognized central counterparties and recognized clearing houses, which are not central counterparties. Regulations.