Securities & derivatives

Reports, news and data relating to the securities & derivatives sector.

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Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation (1286/2014) has been adopted but is not yet in force. The European Commission has delayed the entry into force by one year (previously expected to enter into force 31 December 2016). The PRIIPs Regulation and Delegated Regulations apply as of 1 January 2018.

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    Brexit: Doing Insurance business in France post exit day On 31 October 2019 EIOPA published Member State responses to its February 2019 ‘Recommendations for the insurance sector in light of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union’. ACPR, the French regulator has indicated that it does not intend to comply with these recommendations. For full details see our RegZone report here.

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    As derivative counterparties begin to look ahead to the implementation of Phase 5 and 6 of the EMIR initial margin rules in September 2020 and 2021 (respectively), there are a number of exemptions in relation to transactions entered into with an undertaking within the same “group” that may be relevant. Such exemptions remove the requirement to exchange initial margin amongst counterparties in the same...

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    This week put Brexit preparations on the back-burner as the Article 50 exit date was put back and the ratification of the revised Withdrawal Agreement (“WA”) by the UK Parliament was abandoned in favour of a general election. We will therefore be pausing our weekly email commentary until the New Year. The Article 50 extension (see Document 5 below) delays the UK's exit until 11.00 pm GMT on 31st...

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    RegZone reporting on Brexit for financial services firms Until May of this year, RegZone published a weekly email update with Brexit news and commentary. Over the summer we have produced a fortnightly Brexit news report which was on the RegZone website (but not sent out by email). You can access the previous reports here. As promised, we are now reverting to a weekly commentary distributed by emai...

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    Three years have passed since the banking sector implemented the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) and two years since the regulatory references regime came into force.  From 9 December 2019, solo regulated firms will also become subject to these rules.  Can any lessons can be learned from the banking sector’s bedding in period? 

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Future Dates

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  • 1 December 2019

    End of four-year transitional period for RTS on risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a CCP under EMIR.

  • 31 December 2019

    Following PRA's policy statement (PS10/17) - operational continuity firms are expected to submit the template (PRA109) 45 business days after the first reporting period ending 31 December.

  • 2019

    ESMA is to submit a report to the European Parliament this year regarding the efficiency of the SFTR reporting obligation.