European Regulator Begins Search for Second Chair

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is commencing a search for what will only be the regulator’s second chair since formation. The current chair, Steven Maijoor, is to step down on 31 March 2021 having served the maximum number of two terms of five years allowed under the ESMA Regulation. The new chair will […]
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FSB, Basel Committee, Reinforce Libor Transition Message

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and Basel Committee (BCBS) have published a report, Supervisory issues associated with benchmark transition, in which they observe that “continued reliance of financial markets on Libor poses clear risks to global financial stability”. The report acknowledges that transition away from Libor by end-2021 requires significant commitment and sustained effort from […]
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FSB Reiterates Libor Reform Path

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has reiterated its desire to see markets transit from Ibors to risk-free rates as a critical benchmark, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. FSB says it has discussed the impact of the disease on benchmark transition and while its Official Sector Steering Group says it recognises that some aspects of […]
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Firms Partner to Aid CME TR Migration

Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye, and the London Stock Exchange Group’s regulatory reporting platform UnaVista, have announced a partnership to support financial firms with reporting services as they migrate from CME’s European Trade Repository (TR) and NEX Abide regulatory reporting services, which will close in November 2020. SteelEye has been a technical router into UnaVista’s […]
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Associations Call for European Benchmark Reform

Four associations have published a briefing paper with recommendations to reform the European Union Benchmarks Regulation (BMR), aimed at maintaining the intended protections of the regulation but reducing the potential for uncertainty and disruption and preventing EU investors from being put at a competitive disadvantage versus non-EU entities. The four associations, the International Swaps and […]
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Busy Day in Washington Leads to Raft of Rule Changes

On Thursday, June 25, five federal regulatory agencies finalised a rule modifying the Volcker rule’s prohibition on banking entities investing in or sponsoring hedge funds or private equity funds – known as covered funds. The rule takes effect on October 1. The agencies included the Federal Reserve Board, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the […]
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Deutsche Deploys Symphony to Open up WhatsApp to Staff

Deutsche Bank has deployed the Symphony Connect Solution for secure chat and collaboration with its clients via WhatsApp. Following the introduction the WeChat functionality in November 2019, the bank says that clients can now securely and safely communicate with Deutsche Bank employees anywhere and any time via their preferred chat platform while meeting stringent security […]
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European Commission Opens “In Depth” Review of LSE/Refinitiv Deal

The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) under European Union Merger Regulation. The Commission says it is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in trading and clearing of various financial instruments and in financial data […]
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ISDA Create Adds New Documents

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Linklaters have announced they will make three new documentation modules available on ISDA Create during 2020. The expansion will allow users to agree additional documents online, bringing further automation and efficiency to the negotiation of derivatives agreements. ISDA Create is an online solution built by Linklaters’ internal […]
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Takeover of Gain Proceeds: Firm gets Hit by CFTC

It has been a hectic week for Gain Capital, with, just days after 71.2% of its shareholders agreed to the terms of the takeover by INTL FC Stone, the being hit by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over client onboarding irregularities at its UK arm. Just over 85% of the votes cast at […]
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