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SFTR – Commission will adopt ESMA’s RTS/ITS BUT…

SFTR – Commission will adopt ESMA’s RTS/ITS BUT…

For many months we have been writing both publicly and privately to our clients inviting them to ignore industry gossip about a greatly changed SFTR ...

GDPR: Police Requesting Personal Data – Disclose?

GDPR: Police Requesting Personal Data – Disclose?

GDPR has legal force. What next? We were contacted by a prominent firm’s legal department seeking our opinion. The police sent them a request ...

SFTR – Enforcement Action against the EU Commission

SFTR – Enforcement Action against the EU Commission

With regret, we announce we have commenced action against the European Commission (EC) for its failure to adopt or otherwise the SFTR RTS (regulatory ...

SFTR – Commission delays RTS adoption. But is it legal?

SFTR – Commission delays RTS adoption. But is it legal?

How long does the EU Commission legally have to adopt a regulatory technical standard (RTS)? Specifically, how long does the Commission have to adopt ...

Re-examination of a legal case in light of MiFID II

Re-examination of a legal case in light of MiFID II

The majority of my publications distil the essence of complex packages of financial legislation into easily understandable guides for financial ...

FSB delivers Global Shadow Banking Monitor 2017

FSB delivers Global Shadow Banking Monitor 2017

In my book SFTR: A Survival Guide, I explained the importance of monitoring FSB shadow banking reports if one is to truly understand the essence of ...

SFTR – Collateral Reuse (rehypothecation)

SFTR – Collateral Reuse (rehypothecation)

Collateral Reuse – PILLAR III Reuse of collateral provides liquidity and enables counterparties to reduce funding costs. However, it tends to ...

What is SFTR? A Whirlwind Tour of the 3 Limbs

What is SFTR? A Whirlwind Tour of the 3 Limbs

What is SFTR? SFTR: Security Financing Transactions Regulation. Formally, Regulation (EU) 2015/2365on transparency of securities financing ...

Market FinReg reply to ESMA RTS 1, MiFID II

Market FinReg reply to ESMA RTS 1, MiFID II

ESMA proposes to make amendments to RTS 1 of MiFID II related to extending the Tick Size Regime to Systematic Internalisers. This is to prevent a ...

Non-equity CTP: Missed Opportunity

Non-equity CTP: Missed Opportunity

Non-equity CTP proposals: Our View Last Friday (31 March 2017), ESMA released its long-awaited report (“The Final Report”) into the scope of ...

Best Execution – A MiFID II Primer

Best Execution – A MiFID II Primer

Best Execution So, the FCA outline their findings vis-à-vis Best Execution and people are complaining. In a thoughtful piece, Daryn Kutner ...

FCA MiFID II HFT Authorisation

FCA MiFID II HFT Authorisation

FCA MiFID II HFT Authorisation As MiFID II go-live is less than a year away, the FCA’s attention is shifting to authorisation issues. Today, the ...

MiFID II: Showtime

MiFID II: Showtime

MiFID II: Showtime With Christmas 2016 now a distant memory, attention returns to MiFID II. 2017 is the year of implementation! In this short post we ...

The Teething Trading Obligation

The Teething Trading Obligation

The Teething Trading Obligation Back in September 2016 we summarised in our introduction to the issue of the trading obligation: MIFIR obligates ...

Why the need for MiFID II?

Why the need for MiFID II?

Why the need for MiFID II? The existing regulatory landscape has been shaped by various overlapping pieces of legislation. Principle amongst these ...

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