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The FSB publishes a report on Reforming Major Interest Rate Benchmarks

Created
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

                                                                     22 July 2014

 

The FSB published a report setting out proposals for the reform and strengthening of major interest rate benchmarks and for additional work on the development and introduction of alternative benchmarks. The report draws on an assessment of the major interest rate benchmarks against the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks conducted by IOSCO and a report by a Markets Participants Group established by the FSB.

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Press release

Report

CRD IV: EBA consults on criteria to assess other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs)

Created
Monday, 21 July 2014

                                                                     18 July 2014

 

The EBA launched a consultation on draft Guidelines setting forth criteria to identify institutions that are systemically important either at Member State or Union level, the so called ‘other systemically important institutions' (O-SIIs). The Guidelines aim at achieving an appropriate degree of convergence in the identification process as well as at ensuring a comparable, clear and transparent assessment of O-SIIs.

The consultation runs until 18 October 2014.

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Press release

Consultation paper

 

ESMA issues updated Q&A on the application of the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Created
Monday, 21 July 2014

                                                                     21 July 2014

 

The ESMA published an update of its Questions & Answers (Q&A) document on the application of the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD).

The updated Q&A clarifies:

- the reporting obligations to national competent authorities; as well as

- the obligations for depositaries and the calculation of leverage.

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Questions & Answers

Bank resolution: EBA publishes final draft technical standards and guidelines on recovery plans

Created
Friday, 18 July 2014

                                                                     18 July 2014

 

The EBA published two final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying (i) the information to be included in a recovery plan, and (ii) the criteria which competent authorities should apply when assessing the recovery plan of an institution or a group. The final draft RTS are complemented by Guidelines providing the range of scenarios to be used when testing recovery plans.

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Press release

Guidelines on recovery plan scenarios

Draft RTS on content of recovery plans

Draft RTS on assessment of recovery plans

Corrigendum to Directive 2014/49/EU on deposit guarantee schemes published in the Official Journal of EU.

Created
Friday, 18 July 2014

                                                                     18 July 2014

 

Corrigendum to Directive 2014/49/EU of the EP and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on deposit guarantee schemes has been published in the Official Journal of EU.

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Corrigendum

Credit Rating Agencies: ESMA advises Commission on creditworthiness assessment for sovereign debt

Created
Friday, 18 July 2014

                                                                     18 July 2014

 

The ESMA published its advice to the European Commission on the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment for sovereign debt.

ESMA identifies several key points concerning the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment of sovereign debt.

The European Commission is expected to submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council by 31 December 2014.

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Press release

Technical advice

Risk Management: Agencies finalize technical correction of risk-based capital rules

Created
Thursday, 17 July 2014

                                                                     16 July 2014

 

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced the finalization of a technical correction of the definition of "eligible guarantee" in the agencies' risk-based capital rules.

The final rule is effective October 1, 2014.

 

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Press release

Final Rule

CRD IV: EBA publishes revised guidelines on high earners data collection and remuneration benchmarking

Created
Thursday, 17 July 2014

                                                                     16 July 2014

 

The EBA published revised Guidelines on (i) the data collection exercise regarding high earners and (ii) on the remuneration benchmarking exercise. The update ensures that the data collection is in line with the amended provisions laid down in the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV), which provides for higher quality of the collected data and will increase transparency of remuneration paid to high earners.

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Press release

Guidelines on remuneration benchmarking

Guidelines on high earners data collection

Banking Union: ECB publishes disclosure process for comprehensive assessment

Created
Thursday, 17 July 2014

                                                                     17 July 2014

 

The ECB presented the process for interacting with banks and communicating the results of its on-going comprehensive assessment of 128 banks.

The comprehensive assessment results will be published in the second half of October, after having been endorsed by the ECB. Banks will be informed of the full and final results only shortly before they are communicated to the markets. In the run-up to this final disclosure, the ECB and the national competent authorities (NCAs) will discuss partial and preliminary findings with individual banks in what is known as a supervisory dialogue, checking data and facts, and discussing methodological issues.

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Press release

Comprehensive assessment

IstEin & ABI Country Risk Forum

Created
Thursday, 17 July 2014

IstEin started a new collaboration with ABI to improve the contents of ABI Country Risk Forum website.

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ESMA consults on credit ratings agencies periodic information

Created
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

                                                           16 July 2014

 

The ESMA launched a consultation on new supervisory guidelines regarding the information that is periodically submitted to ESMA by credit rating agencies. Good quality, relevant and timely data is key to the efficient and effective supervision of the CRA sector and the aim of this consultation paper is to ensure that the information that CRAs are requested to submit supports ESMA's supervisory work in identifying the key risks in the sector.

The consultation runs until 31 October 2014.

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Press release

 

Consultation paper

 

Financial Markets: ESMA details new market abuse regime

Created
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

                                                                     15 July 2014

 

The ESMA launched a consultation on the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which entered into force on 2 July 2014. It is issuing two consultation papers seeking stakeholders’ views on the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards and Technical Advice, ESMA has to develop for the implementation of the new MAR framework which will become applicable in July 2016.

Both consultation papers are open for feedback until 15 October 2014.

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Press release

Consultation paper

Financial Markets: ESMA and IFRS Foundation sign joint Statement of Protocols

Created
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

                                                                     15 July 2014

 

The ESMA and IFRS Foundation announced the agreement of a joint Statement of Protocols to serve as the basis for future cooperation in areas of mutual interest. The Statement of Protocols reaffirms the existing high levels of co-operation between the IFRS Foundation and ESMA, as well as describing additional areas of co-operation, including electronic reporting, the implementation of new Standards and other emerging financial reporting issues.

The Foundation and ESMA will review this protocol after two years to assess the need for any revisions.

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Press release

Statement of Protocols

Financial Markets: FSB consults on foreign exchange benchmarks

Created
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

                                                                     15 July 2014

 

The FSB publishes a consultative document on foreign exchange benchmarks.

The Foreign Exchange Benchmarks Group, established to undertake a review of FX

Benchmarks, is proposing possible recommendations for reform in the foreign exchange market in the following broad categories:

- The calculation methodology of the WM/Reuters (WMR) benchmark rates;

- The publication of reference rates by central banks;

- Market infrastructure in relation to the execution of fix trades;

- The behaviour of market participants around the time of the major FX benchmarks (primarily the WMR 4pm London fix);

- Recommendations from a forthcoming IOSCO review of the WMR fixes.

The consultation runs until 12 August 2014.

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Press release

Consultative document

Leverage ratio: Bank of England launches a consultation on the design of a leverage ratio framework for the UK

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                     11 July 2014

 

The Financial Policy Committee launched a consultation on the design of a leverage ratio framework for the UK. This consultation paper sets out the FPC's analysis of the policy choices that would determine the role of the leverage ratio within this framework.

The FPC consultation will close on 14 August 2014.

 

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Press release

Consultation paper

Bank Resolution: EBA consults on technical standards on independent valuers

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                    11 July 2014  

 

The EBA launched a consultation on draft RTS setting out the general criteria against which a valuer should be assessed to determine whether (s)he complies with the legal requirement of independence when performing valuation tasks with respect to a bank under resolution. These RTS are part of the EBA's work to promote a consistent and coherent approach to bank resolution across the European Union and will contribute to the completion of the Single Rulebook in the EU banking sector.

The consultation runs until 11 October 2014.

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Press release

Consultation paper

Financial Markets: ESMA defines central clearing of interest rate and credit default swaps

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                     11 July 2014

 

The ESMA launched a first round of consultations to prepare for central clearing of OTC derivatives within the European Union. The two consultation papers seek stakeholders’ views on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) for the clearing of Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) that ESMA has to develop under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

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Press release

Consultation Paper (no. 1)

Consultation Paper (no.2 )

Next step

The IRS consultation paper is open for feedback until 18 August 2014 and the CDS consultation paper until 18 September 2014.

Financial Markets: ESMA publishes an update of its Q&A document regarding the implementation of the EMIR

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                     10 July 2014

 

The ESMA published an update of its Q&A document regarding the implementation of the EMIR

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Q&A

Financial Markets: EU Commission updates FAQs on EMIR

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                     10 July 2014

 

The EU Commission published an updated set of FAQs on the regulation on over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions, central counterparties (CCPs) and trade repositories (EMIR).

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FAQs


Financial Markets: EU and US meet to exchange information on regulatory developments

Created
Monday, 14 July 2014

                                                                     08 July 2014

 

EU and US met to exchange information on regulatory developments as part of their ongoing dialogue, and discuss their shared interests in continuing to implement and enforce robust standards, including those on the G-20 financial regulatory agenda. EU and U.S. officials held productive discussions on their respective reforms, including those reforms implementing key commitments by the G-20 leaders such as the implementation of Basel III capital, leverage, and liquidity rules; the implementation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives reforms (including a discussion of related cross-border issues); and the orderly resolution of global banks.

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Joint Statement

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