ESMA information regulation published in OJEU: The Commission Delegated Regulation on the information supervisors must provide to ESMA under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has appeared in the OJEU. (Source: Delegated Regulation on the Information to be Provided by Competent Authorities to the ESMA Pursuant to Article 67(3) of Directive 2011/61/EU)

ESMA issues qualifying holdings final report: ESMA has published draft technical standards under the current Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) on the assessment of acquisitions and increases in qualifying holdings in investment firms. (Source: Draft Technical Standards Under Article 10a(8) of MiFID on the Assessment of Acquisitions and Increases in Qualifying Holdings in Investment Firms)

ESMA updates UCITS KIID FAQs: ESMA has updated its FAQs on the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) for UCITS. There is a new section on past performance. (Source: ESMA Updates UCITS KIID)

ESMA updates AIFMD FAQs: ESMA has updated its FAQs on application of the AIFMD. New additions relate to reporting frequencies and amounts, and notification for managing new Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in host states. There is a new section on additional own funds and advice on calculating AIF exposures. (Source: ESMA Updates AIFMD FAQs)

ESMA updates EMIR FAQs: ESMA has updated its FAQs on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). New content addresses:

  • intragroup transactions;
  • status of non-EU entities, and questions relating to application of RTS on clearing and third country contracts;
  • the clearing exemption for pension funds;
  • front-loading requirement for the clearing obligation;
  • authorisation of CCPs; and
  • segregation and portability.

(Source: ESMA Updates EMIR FAQs)

ESMA publishes MiFID 2 addendum responses: ESMA has published the responses it received on the addendum to its consultation on transparency in relation to certain derivatives in the context of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID 2 and MiFIR). Consultation closed on 20 March. (Source: ESMA Publishes MiFID 2 Addendum Responses)

ESMA updates CCP list: ESMA has updated its list of CCPs authorised under EMIR, to reflect that LCH.Clearnet can now clear OTC inflation swaps. (Source: ESMA Updates CCP List)