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ESMA: Crypto platforms should trade under MiFID II rules

The EU financial regulator has said that certain crypto platforms should trade under MiFID II rules in cases where the crypto-assets being traded qualify as financial instruments under the regulation.

Hayley’s Comment: Misguided intervention

In November

SFTR go live confirmed for Q2 2020

SFTR go live confirmed for Q2 2020

The European Commission has yesterday adopted the measures under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), effectively setting the go-live date at Q2 2020.

ESMA moves forward with tick size amendment to protect EU venues post-Brexit

The EU financial regulator has moved forward with plans to amend the tick size regime under MiFID II to combat concerns

ESMA welcomes no-deal Brexit central clearing equivalence plans

Brexit adds to the burden

Brexit adds to the burden

Aka – Not another bloody Brexit article

Aka – A look at the Consultation Paper on changes to the FCA handbook

ESMA Proposes a Regulatory Change to Support the Brexit Preparations of Counterparties to Uncleared OTC Derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a final report with draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) proposing to amend the three Commission Delegated Regulations on the clearing obligation under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

EU regulator seeks further evidence on concerns auction systems evade MiFID II rules

ESMA proposes ‘no-deal Brexit’ rule change for novation of uncleared OTC derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a final report with draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the clearing obligation under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the report proposes a limited exemption in order to facilitate the novation of certain non-centrally cleared OTC derivative contracts to EU counterparties during a specific time-window.

ESMA to Focus on Supervisory Convergence and Supervision in 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2019 Work Programme (WP), which sets out its priorities and areas of focus for 2019 in support of ESMA’s mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

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