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  • Fibre optic cables

    The week in outline: In the financial services (FS) sector, the flow of publications on ‘no deal’ preparations continues apace (see Documents 1 to 5 below and most of the additional publications in section 2). The EU is taking a very different approach to that of the UK. EU policy ...

  • Glass sky

    The week in outline: UK contingency planning for a non-deal scenario continued this week with more material on ‘Nationalising the Acquis’ (NtA) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA). HMT published 5 new NtA statutory instruments (see Documents 2 to 5 below). We commented on the NtA SIs dealing ...

  • Chart point

    On 29 October 2018, the Cryptoassets Taskforce (consisting of HM Treasury, the FCA and the Bank of England) issued its final report setting out the UK’s policy and regulatory approach to crypto assets and distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). The report: assesses the benefits and risks of cryptoassets and DLT; describes ...

  • Europe from space

    The week in outline: This week saw the publication of another mass of financial services (FS) related material as part of the UK’s preparations in case the UK exits the EU without the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and the proposed Transitional Period (TP) (‘no-deal’).(i.e. The no-deal regime, which would take effect ...

  • Forex screen

    On 19 October 2018, ESMA’s Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (“SMSG”) published an own initiative report, giving advice to ESMA on potential measures it can take to contain the risks of crypto assets and initial offerings of crypto assets (“ICOs”), on top of existing regulation. SMSG acknowledges that crypto assets ...

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Future Dates

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  • 10 December 2018

    Date on which UK's Senior Manager and Certification Regime applies to insurers.

  • December 2018

    Implementing technical standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting of institutions with regard to prudent valuation under the Capital Requirements Regulation will apply.

  • 2018

    ESAs to issue new guidelines on virtual currency exchange platforms, and amend other guidelines in the light of MLD5.

News Wizard

  • 19/11/2018

    FSB: Trade reporting legal barriers

    FSB: Trade reporting legal barriers
    News Date:
    19/11/2018
    News Text:
    This report sets out efforts made by FSB member jurisdictions in order to address legal barriers to reporting and accessing trade data sets as identified in a 2015 peer review.
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  • 19/11/2018

    PSR: Onshoring EU regulatory technical standards under the Interchange Fee Regulation

    PSR: Onshoring EU regulatory technical standards under the Interchange Fee Regulation
    News Date:
    19/11/2018
    News Text:
    PSR is consulting on proposed amendments to the retained regulatory technical standards regulation adopted under Article 7 of the EU Interchange Fee Regulation for onshoring purposes. Responses are required by 17 December 2018.
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  • 19/11/2018

    Draft Long-term Investment Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

    Draft Long-term Investment Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
    News Date:
    19/11/2018
    News Text:
    Draft Regulations laid before Parliament under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 7 to the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.
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  • 19/11/2018

    BIS/FSB/IOSCO: Incentives to centrally clear OTC derivatives

    BIS/FSB/IOSCO: Incentives to centrally clear OTC derivatives
    News Date:
    19/11/2018
    News Text:
    This final report considers the effects of G20 financial regulatory reforms on the incentives to centrally clear OTC derivatives and it identifies certain areas for reform.
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  • 19/11/2018

    EC: Statement by Michel Barnier

    EC: Statement by Michel Barnier
    News Date:
    19/11/2018
    News Text:
    Text of a statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50) on 19 November 2018 follows.
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