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Regis-TR S.A. €56,000 fine for data access failures

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has fined the trade repository Regis-TR S.A. €56,000, and issued a public notice, for negligently failing to provide to regulators direct and immediate access to details of derivative contracts. The European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) requires TRs to provide such data to regulators. [...]

July 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Regis-TR S.A. €56,000 fine for data access failures

ESMA updates its Q&As on MIFID II and MIFIR market structure and transparency topics

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers regarding market structures and transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). The new Q&As provide clarification on the following topics: The use of pre-arranged transactions for non-equity instruments (Amendment to an existing Q&A); The hedging exemption of Article [...]

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA updates its Q&As on MIFID II and MIFIR market structure and transparency topics

ESMA publishes report on the licencing of fintech firms across europe

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, today publishes a report on the status of licencing regimes of FinTech firms across the European Union (EU).  The report is based on two surveys conducted by ESMA since January 2018, which gathered evidence from national competent authorities (NCAs) on the licensing regimes of FinTech firms in [...]

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA publishes report on the licencing of fintech firms across europe

ESMA publishes responses to its call for evidence on position limits in commodity derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the responses received to its Call for evidence on position limits in commodity derivatives. To view the responses, please click the button below. READ RESPONSES Source: ESMA

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA publishes responses to its call for evidence on position limits in commodity derivatives

ESMA updates the ESEF reporting manual

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published today an update of its European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) Reporting Manual (Manual). The Manual is aimed at all market participants involved in the implementation of the requirements set out in the ESEF Regulation, and in particular in the first-time preparation of IFRS consolidated financial statements [...]

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA updates the ESEF reporting manual