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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

  • City, London

    On 5 July 2016 we held our webinar 'Helping Financial Institutions deal with Brexit - perspectives from London and Frankfurt', delivered by (CMS UK) Simon Morris, Will Dibble; and (CMS Germany) Joachim Kaetzler. The recording is available to view and/or download to your mobile device. The speakers addressed the key ...

  • Europe from space

    RegZone has published a series of reports on Brexit and financial services. You can access the RegZone Brexit page for analysis, news and online training and seminar recordings (which you can download to your mobile device). You can also subscribe to a RegZone Brexit newsfeed – delivered in a daily ...

  • Glass sky

    The Belgian Council of Ministers has endorsed a new draft law amending the Law on Security Interests over Movable Assets, dated 11 July 2013. Most notably, the amendment postpones the entry into force of the 2013 Law by one additional year, until 1 January 2018 (or earlier if so determined ...

  • City, London

    RegZone has published a series of reports on Brexit and financial services. You can access the RegZone Brexit page for analysis, news and online training and seminar recordings (which you can download to your mobile device). You can also subscribe to a RegZone Brexit newsfeed – delivered in a daily ...

  • Chart

    This is an updated version of our earlier report published in May 2016. General European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EU) No. 648/2012 (EMIR) requires certain classes of OTC derivatives to be cleared through a central counterparty (a CCP). This is colloquially referred to as the “clearing obligation” or “mandatory clearing”. All ...

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Future Dates

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  • *Summer 2016

    The FCA aims to publish preliminary results of the Asset Management Market Study.

  • 1 September 2016

    In March 2015 the Basel Committee on Banking and IOSCO released a revision to the implementation schedule for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives. A delay of 9 months was agreed. This has pushed the start of the phase-in period for posting and collecting margin from 1 December 2015 to 1 September 2016.

  • 1/9/2016

    New rules on capital requirements for Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) operators (from PS14/12) come into force.

News Wizard

  • 24/08/2016

    ESMA: published final technical standards submitted to the EC

    ESMA: published final technical standards submitted to the EC
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    24/08/2016
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    ESMA published a document outlining the final technical standards it has submitted to the EC (last updated 10 August 2016). The document covers a number of key pieces of EU FS legislation.
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  • 24/08/2016

    ECB: published consolidated banking data for end-March 2016

    ECB: published consolidated banking data for end-March 2016
    News Date:
    24/08/2016
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    The ECB has published consolidated banking data for end-March 2016 (available to view / download via the link below).
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  • 24/08/2016

    OECD: published a draft report - Liability of Legal Persons for Foreign Bribery: A Stocktaking

    OECD: published a draft report - Liability of Legal Persons for Foreign Bribery: A Stocktaking
    News Date:
    24/08/2016
    News Text:
    The OECD Working Group on Bribery published a draft report - 'Liability of Legal Persons for Foreign Bribery: A Stocktaking'.
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  • 23/08/2016

    Two Delegated Regulations on RTS under BRRD published in the Official Journal

    Two Delegated Regulations on RTS under BRRD published in the Official Journal
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    23/08/2016
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    Commission Delegated Regulation ((EU) 2016/1401) supplementing BRRD (2014/59/EU) with regulatory technical standards for methodologies and principles on the valuation of liabilities arising from derivatives has been published in the OJ. (Available via the first link below.) Commission Delegated Regulation ((EU) 2016/1400) suppl...
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  • 23/08/2016

    FOS: published issue 135 of ombudsman news

    FOS: published issue 135 of ombudsman news
    News Date:
    23/08/2016
    News Text:
    The FOS published issue 135 of ombudsman news. This issue includes a spotlight on scams and the approach the FOS takes in relation to complaints relating to fraud.
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