EMIR - Spanish Pension Schemes Exempt and Updated Q&A
On 25 January, ESMA issued its opinion confirming the exemption from the EMIR clearing obligation for certain Spanish pension schemes.
On 2 February, ESMA issued updated Q&A on EMIR. The updated Q&A includes a new answer in relation to transition to the revised technical standards on reporting, which apply on 1 November 2017.
On 31 January, ESMA issued updates Q&As on MiFID II transparency and market structure topics.
The updated Q&As address specific scope questions for systematic internalisers and operators of multilateral trading facilities.
On 2 February, ESMA issued updated Q&A on MiFIR data reporting. The updated Q&A address queries around date and time of the request of admission and admission; financial instrument identification code and underlying instrument code; and classification of financial Instruments.
On 30 January, ESMA issued an opinion advocating common principles for setting up share classes in UCITS.
On 27 January, ESMA updated its Q&As on the Market Abuse Regulation.
The new Q&A include:
- new Q&A relating to managers’ transactions; and
- new Q&As relating to investment recommendation and information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy.