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Future Dates

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  • 30 June 2016

    Proposed implementation date for new FCA capital resources requirements for personal investment firms (PIFs).

  • 21 June 2016

    EMIR - firms will have to centrally clear certain classes of interest rate swaps starting from this date.

  • 30 June 2016

    Deadline for responses to ESMA's consultation on Central Securities Depositories Regulation Guidelines on participant default rules and procedures.

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  • 24/06/2016

    FMLC: Effective insolvency framework

    FMLC: Effective insolvency framework
    News Date:
    24/06/2016
    News Text:
    FMLC has published its response to the EC’s March 2016 consultation paper, raising various concerns with regard to legal certainty. Issues cited include non-performing loans and validation methodology.
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  • 24/06/2016

    ESMA: Speech by Steven Maijoor: Recovery and resolution of CCPs: let’s bring the lifeboats in place

    ESMA: Speech by Steven Maijoor: Recovery and resolution of CCPs: let’s bring the lifeboats in place
    News Date:
    24/06/2016
    News Text:
    Text of this speech, given at the Banque de France’s policy conference, follows in which Steven Maijoor discusses aspects of recovery and resolution of CCPs, including ESMA’s stress tests.
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  • 24/06/2016

    FCA: EU Referendum

    FCA: EU Referendum
    News Date:
    24/06/2016
    News Text:
    FCA’s press release emphasises that firms must continue to abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from EU law and continue with implementation plans for legislation that is still to come into effect.
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  • 24/06/2016

    FCA Handbook Notice 34/Instruments

    FCA Handbook Notice 34/Instruments
    News Date:
    24/06/2016
    News Text:
    FCA has published details of instruments passed at its Board meetings on 17 and 23 June 2016. These are:Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules Sourcebook (Statutory Audit AmendingDirective) Instrument 2016/40; Periodic Fees (2016/2017) and Other Fees Instrument 2016/41 Fees;(Payment Systems Regulator) (No 2) Instrument 2016/42...
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  • 24/06/2016

    BoE: EU Referendum

    BoE: EU Referendum
    News Date:
    24/06/2016
    News Text:
    BoE has published a statement from Mark Carney on BoE’s contingency plans and a Q&A, which addresses potential concern..
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