On 13 December 2013 the Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) published Issue 7 of its Markets Update which looks at;

  • AIFMD Q&A, guidance and forms related to marketing of AIFs;
  • Address by Martin Moloney, Head of Markets Policy Division, to ERA - Academy of European Law conference on 'Investment Funds and Asset Management: EU Regulatory Challenges';
  • AIFMD: MoUs signed by the EU authorities;
  • ESMA: statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive, focused on shareholder cooperation issues;
  • ESMA: review of the comparability and quality of disclosures in 2012 IFRS financial statements of listed financial institutions;
  • ESMA: updated Q&A on ETFs and other UCITS issues;
  • ESMA: Discussion Paper on implementing measures for new Market Abuse Regulation;
  • ESMA: final draft Regulatory Technical Standards related to derivative transactions by non-EU counterparties.