EMIR

FIA position paper on ETD reporting under EMIR

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The Futures Industry Association has issued this paper on the topic of reporting Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) under EMIR. The paper proposes some changes to simplify position reporting of ETDs. Unlike other reporting regimes around the world, EMIR requires that ETDs be reported by market participants. Many of those who report prefer to do so … Continue reading

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EMIR 2.0- indirect, possibly unintended, certainly consequential

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Published in the OJ on 28 May, EMIR Refit entered into force on 17 June. Aimed at simplifying requirements and making obligations on smaller counterparties more proportionate, the Regulation is comprehensively summarised here.

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EMIR REFIT – Updates

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This blog is back after a short break. Last week, ESMA published an updated Questions and Answers (Q+A) document, as well as a letter around REFIT (see here). The updated Q+A, which can be found here, has two new answers: OTC 3 (Page 18) – Relates to the calculation of the clearing threshold under the … Continue reading

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EMIR update – REFIT published and new Q+A

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EMIR “REFIT”, which introduces some significant changes to the way in which EMIR is complied with, has finally been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  The document can be found here. REFIT introduces changes that have an impact on those in energy and commodities, including: Changes to the way in which the … Continue reading

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EMIR Refitted?

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What lies in store for third-country firm access to the EU in a post-Brexit world?

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What lies in store for third-country firm access to the EU in a post-Brexit world?

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EU Japan Billet Doux

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Marriage is on the decline in Japan it seems, bucking that particular trend, and as a prelude to the EU-Japan summit, the European Commission decided on the 25 April that Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) rules are equivalent in respect of uncleared transactions. The decision concludes that JFSA rules on the exchange of margin and […]

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Joint Trade Associations Letter on the Equivalence of EEA Trading Venues

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On April 5, ISDA sent a letter to HM Treasury, co-signed by FIA (Futures Industry Association), AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe), AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association), Assosim (Association for Financial Market Intermediaries), EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders), ICI-Global (Investment Company Institute), UK Finance and SIFMA AMG (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Asset Management Group).

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