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ESMA publishes responses to the discussion paper benchmarks regulation

Created
Monday, 11 April 2016

                                                                 08 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the responses received to the Discussion Paper Benchmarks Regulation.

Responses

BCBS publishes tenth progress report on adoption of Basel III standards

Created
Monday, 11 April 2016

                                                                 11 April 2016

 

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued the tenth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework. This report sets out the adoption status of Basel III standards for each Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) member jurisdiction as of end-March 2016. It updates the Committee's previous progress reports which have been published on a semiannual basis since October 2011 under the Committee's Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP).

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report

ESMA publishes new Q&A on CFDs and other speculative products

Created
Friday, 08 April 2016

                                                                 08 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published  a new question and answer document (Q&A) on the application of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) to the marketing and sale of financial contracts for difference (CFDs) and other speculative products to retail clients (such as binary options and rolling spot forex).

 

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Q&A

ESMA publishes responses to the consultation on guidelines on transaction reporting, reference data, order record keeping & clock synchronisation

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Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 07 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)  published the responses received to the Consultation on Guidelines on transaction reporting, reference data, order record keeping & clock synchronisation.

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Responses

ESAS identify vulnerabilities affecting the EU financial system and suggest actions to address the main risks

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 07 April 2016

 

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA - ESAs) published its Spring 2016 Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System. The Joint Committee highlights three main risks affecting the European financial system and suggests a set of policy actions to tackle those risks.

 

 

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Report

ESMA publishes discussion paper on UCITS share classes

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 07 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)  published a discussion paper on UCITS share classes (the DP).

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Discussion paper

ESAs finalise key information documents for retail investors in the EU

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 07 April 2016

 

 

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA - ESAs)  finalised its proposal for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on Key Information Documents (KIDs) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).

 

 

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Report

EBA updates risk dashboard shows EU banks have further increased their capital ratios in Q4 2015

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 06 April 2016

 

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the periodical update of its Risk Dashboard summarising the main risks and vulnerabilities in the banking sector on the basis of the evolution of a set of Risk Indicators (RI) across the EU in Q4 2015. The update shows a further increase in EU banks' capital ratios. Profitability remains low and NPL ratios are still high.

 

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Risk dashboard

IOSCO issues study of regulatory approaches and tools to deal with cyber risk

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Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 06 April 2016

 

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report that brings together insights and perspectives from IOSCO’s various policy, stakeholder and regional committees on the topic of cyber resilience.

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Report

ESMA updates its Q&A document on prospectus related issues

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                 06 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers document (Q&A) on prospectus related issues. The Q&A includes two new questions and answers on the capitalisation and indebtedness table and the validity of the base prospectus.

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Press release

Q&A 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/451 published in the O.J. of the EU

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                              30 March 2016

 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/451 of 16 December 2015 laying down general principles and criteria for the investment strategy and rules for the administration of the Single Resolution Fund has been published in the O.J. of the EU.

This Regulation shall enter into force on 19 April 2016.

 

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/451

EBA updates seven Q&A on single rulebook

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                                01 April 2016

 

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published updated Questions and Answers (Q&A) on single rulebook.

The Q&A relate to:

 - Capital requirements deduction for credit risk on exposures to SMEs

 - Calculation of unsecured and secured parts of past due items

 - Own funds - underwriting of own funds instruments

 - The application of the cap on inflows at the single material currency level

 - Hierarchy of permissions between article 8 and article 9 of the CRR

 - Capital buffer for other systemically important institutions

EBA publishes report on high earners and the effects of the bonus cap

Created
Thursday, 07 April 2016

                                                              30 March 2016

 

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Report on remuneration practices. It shows that the number of high earners in EU banks increased significantly in 2014, while the average ratio between the variable and fixed remuneration dropped significantly for high earners, as well as for all other identified staff.

The report, which is part of the regular activities of the Authority, focuses on the identification of staff, the application of deferral arrangements, the pay-out in instruments and the impact of the bonus cap on institutions financial stability and cost flexibility, which was found to have no significant effect. The report differentiates between data on the remuneration of “high-earners” and benchmarking data for “identified staff”.

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Report

a.       The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Report on remuneration practices. It shows that the number of high earners in EU banks increased significantly in 2014, while the average ratio between the variable and fixed remuneration dropped significantly for high earners, as well as for all other identified staff.

The report, which is part of the regular activities of the Authority, focuses on the identification of staff, the application of deferral arrangements, the pay-out in instruments and the impact of the bonus cap on institutions financial stability and cost flexibility, which was found to have no significant effect. The report differentiates between data on the remuneration of “high-earners” and benchmarking data for “identified staff”.

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Press release

Report

EBA publishes the report on SMEs and the SME Supporting Factor

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Thursday, 07 April 2016

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                                                             23 March 2016

 

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Report on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which analyses (i) the evolution of lending trends and conditions for SMEs, (ii) the effective riskiness of EU SMEs over a full economic cycle and (iii) the consistency of own funds requirements laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) for credit risk on exposures to SMEs. Overall, the results of the EBA analysis show limited effectiveness of the SME Supporting Factor (SF). However, more data is needed before drawing firm conclusions and, therefore, the EBA recommends continued monitoring of the application of the SF.

 

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Press release

 

Report

 

CRR: EBA consults on draft amending standards on CVA proxy spread

Created
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

                                                                 06 April 2016

 

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a public consultation on draft amending Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on credit valuation adjustment (CVA) proxy spread. These RTS propose limited amendments to Commission's Delegated Regulation (EU) No 526/2014 based on two policy recommendations contained in the EBA's CVA report published on 25 February 2015. Through the proposed amendments the EBA expects to ensure a more adequate calculation of own funds requirements for CVA risk.

The consultation runs until 06 July 2016.

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Press release

Consultation paper

BCBS releases a consultative document entitled Revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework, and responses to a third set of frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Created
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

                                                                 06 April 2016

 

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released a consultative document entitled Revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework, and responses to a third set of frequently asked questions (FAQs). The Basel III framework introduced a simple, transparent, non-risk-based leverage ratio to act as a supplementary measure to the risk-based capital ratio. This consultative document proposes a set of changes to the standard released in January 2014. The proposed changes to the framework are an important element of the regulatory reform programme that the Basel Committee has committed to finalise by end-2016.

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Consultative document

Responses

EIOPA consults on amendments for the supervisory reporting templates and Guidelines on Reporting and Disclosure under Solvency II

Created
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

                                                                 05 April 2016

 

The European Insurance And Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a consultation paper on the proposal for amendments to implementing technical standards on the templates for the submission of information to the supervisory authorities and to eiopa guidelines on reporting and disclosure following the amendment to the solvency ii delegated act.

The consultation period will end on 3 May 2016.

 

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Press release

Consultation paper

MIFID II – ESMA: no need to temporarily exclude ETDS from open access to trading venues and ccps

Created
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

                                                                 04 April 2016

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) sees no need to temporarily exclude exchange-traded derivatives (ETDs) from non-discriminatory access to central counterparties (CCPs) and trading venues, which will be introduced by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

ESMA’s analysis found that open access to ETDs does not create undue risks to the overall stability and orderly functioning of European financial markets. As potential risks relating to open access are already addressed by the legislative frameworks of MiFID II, MiFIR and EMIR – the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation – ESMA proposed to the European Parliament and Council not to introduce an ETD specific phase-in regarding the access provisions of MiFID II.

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Press release

Risk assessment

Payment System: CPMI issues the final report on payment aspects of financial inclusion

Created
Wednesday, 06 April 2016

                                                                 05 April 2016

 

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the World Bank Group issued the final report on Payment aspects of financial inclusion. This builds on an earlier version of the report that underwent public consultation in late 2015 and seeks to tackle barriers to the adoption and usage of transaction accounts, which sit at the heart of retail payment services.

 

 

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Final report

ECB publishes the list of significant supervised entities and the list of less significant institutions

Created
Tuesday, 05 April 2016

                                                                 05 April 2016

 

The ECB published a list containing the name of each supervised entity and supervised group which is directly supervised by the ECB (“significant supervised entity” and “significant supervised group”, as defined in Article 2, points (16) and (22) of the SSM Framework Regulation4 ). The names of the group entities are listed in alphabetical order within each Member State. The specific grounds for such direct supervision are indicated and, in the case of a classification as significant on the basis of the size criterion, the total value of the supervised entity’s or the supervised group’s assets, at consolidated level.

The ECB has also published the list of entities supervised by a national competent authority (NCA).

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List of supervised entities

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