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Dec
18

SFTR Period of Scrutiny Chaos – Where Same Means Different

Confusion reigns over the period of Parliament and Council scrutiny for the recently adopted level II SFTR legislation. Three months or one month? Earlier this week we broke the news that the European Commission (EC) at long last has adopted SFTR level II legislation.  http://www.securitieslendingtimes.com/securitieslendingnews/article.php?article_id=222662 We also discussed the period of scrutiny and how it […]

By Staff | SFTR
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Dec
13

EU Commission Adopts SFTR Level II…Finally!

The European Commission (EC) at long last adopted SFTR level II legislation today in the form of 7 delegated regulations. [Update 14.Dec: 3 more adopted today.] We broke the news early this morning on LinkedIn, and it was quickly reported in the press: http://www.securitieslendingtimes.com/securitieslendingnews/article.php?article_id=222662 So, eighteen months late. Better late than never.   The pertinent […]

By Staff | SFTR
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Sep
06

ESMA declines SFTR amendment – What happens next?

On 4 September, ESMA formally rejected the European Commission’s (EC) request to make minor amendments to its draft SFTR level II legislation. ESMA delivered this news in the form of a formal opinion with an accompanying covering letter. The “turf war” that we discussed previously continues. We were tempted to analyse the detailed legal argument […]

By Staff | SFTR
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Jan
03

The Teething Trading Obligation

The Teething Trading Obligation Back in September 2016 we summarised[1] in our introduction to the issue of the trading obligation: MIFIR obligates classes of derivatives (to be decided by ESMA) to be subjected to the trading obligation (TO). These classes of derivatives must be traded on trading venues and cleared by CCPs. There is considerable […]

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