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The clearer view on financial services regulation

RegZone provides you with expert analysis and daily news from the fast-changing world of European financial institution regulation.  Created by CMS regulatory lawyers for those working in banking and finance, insurance, funds and asset management and securities and derivatives.  Sign up here for events, news digest and alerts (relevant to your areas of interest).

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Latest Reports

  • Europe from space

    The week in outline: The week was dominated by the Salzburg summit and the apparent stand-off between the UK and the EU on Brexit (see for example the statement at Documents 1 below from Donald Tusk – ‘the suggested framework for economic cooperation will not work. Not least because it ...

  • brussels

    The week in outline: The UK Government (HMG) published a second batch of 28 technical papers describing the impact of a “no deal” scenario (see one of those papers in document 3 below). The paper on financial services was published in the first batch and was reviewed in our update ...

  • EU flag

    The week in outline: Michel Barnier expressed his views on Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) White Paper proposals (or ‘the Chequers deal’) for a bifurcated approach to the UK's trading relationship with the EU. This involves the UK effectively remaining in the Single Market for most goods and agri-products to prevent ...

  • high rise

    CMS will be running a Structured Finance and Capital Markets webinar series, starting this Autumn. Each month you will have the opportunity to listen in on a different hot topic, presented by experts from London, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt.

  • Glass sky

    This Focusing on Funds update looks at the developing hot topic of sustainable, responsible and impact investment (SRI) and why this matters for funds. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and SRI issues have become an increasingly important part of the investment process and the relationship between fund managers and investors. ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 1 October 2018

    Application date of the Insurance Distribution Directive.

  • 01 October 2018

     All related regulation has also been pushed back.

  • 22 October 2018

    ESMA is due to provide advice to the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission on the termination of the existence of national private placement regimes set out in Articles 36 and 42 in parallel with the existence of the passport in accordance with the rules set out in Article 35 and Articles 37 to 41 of the AIFMD.

News Wizard

  • 25/09/2018

    ESMA: Liquidity in fixed income markets – risk indicators and EU evidence

    ESMA: Liquidity in fixed income markets – risk indicators and EU evidence
    News Date:
    25/09/2018
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    This ESMA working paper provides a broad overview of market liquidity in EU sovereign bond and corporate bond markets.
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  • 25/09/2018

    BIS: Quarterly Report

    BIS: Quarterly Report
    News Date:
    25/09/2018
    News Text:
    The latest edition of the Review includes articles on regulating cryptocurrencies and fintech credit markets - size, drivers and policy issues. The Review may be downloaded in full or by section via the following link.
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  • 25/09/2018

    UK Finance: Fraud and scams data

    UK Finance: Fraud and scams data
    News Date:
    25/09/2018
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    UK Finance has released data and a report regarding various types of fraud and scams in the first half of 2018. The data suggests that purchase scams were the most prevalent authorised push payment scams, accounting for almost two thirds of reported APP cases.
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  • 24/09/2018

    FCA: MarketWatch 56

    FCA: MarketWatch 56
    News Date:
    24/09/2018
    News Text:
    Topics covered in the latest edition of FCA's MarketWatch: market abuse surveillance and an update on FCA's work concerning PFOF (payment for order flow).
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