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Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive - third country co-operation agreements in the spot light
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • European Union
  • October 10 2011

This time last year European ministers were attempting to reach agreement on the ability of Alternative Investment Fund Managers based outside the EU (ie in a “third country”) to market Alternative Investment Funds in the EU.

Polish Presidency publishes programme
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • July 8 2011

The new Polish Presidency of the EU has published its programme for its six-month term.

EU: European financial supervision reform
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 4 2011

Agreement has been reached on the establishment of a European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), which will provide macro-prudential oversight of the financial system, and on setting up three supervisory authorities, including a European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.

ESRB warns ECON on stability
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • May 6 2011

Mervyn King and Andrea Enria, vice-chairs of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) warned EP's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) that significant risk is still weighing down Europe's financial stability.

EIOPA launches Europe-wide insurance stress test
  • Matheson
  • European Union
  • April 11 2011

On 23 March 2011, the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) announced the launch of a second European-wide stress test for the insurance sector which will take place between now and the end of May 2011.

EU round-up - time to pay attention
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 7 2011

While the abolition of the FSA has dominated the headlines, developments in Europe could be far more important.

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union
  • February 7 2011

On 1 January 2011, CESR was replaced by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as part of the financial supervision reforms in Europe.

European Banking Authority agrees plan for EU-wide stress test
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • January 31 2011

The New European Banking Authority (EBA) Board of Supervisors (which has taken over all tasks and responsibilities from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) has agreed on a strategic work plan for an EU-wide stress test which will take place in the first half of 2011 with the results being published in mid-2011.

New EU regime for financial supervision effective 1 January 2011
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • January 17 2011

The framework for the supervision of the EU financial system has been reformed with effect from 1 January with the aim of eliminating the deficiencies exposed during the recent financial crisis.

Commission hails new authorities
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • January 7 2011

Michel Barnier welcomed the formal launch of the European Systemic Risk Board and the three supervisory authorities, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA - taking over from CESR), the European Banking Authority (EBA - taking over from CEBS) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA - taking over from CEIOPS).