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The development of Solvency II is in a crucial phase. The three key European law-making institutions – the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission – are engaged in the so-called...
Ecofin votes through new regulatory regime - and final amendments appear to give UK extra freedom - but work remains before Danish presidency ends on July 1
The European Parliament is proposing changing many delegated acts into regulatory standards potentially moving considerable power to Eiopa - and prompting the commission to take legal advice. Thomas...
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Legislation the European Commission is preparing for structured products is being circulated to European Union member states and will come in the form of a regulation. Richard Jory analyses the fina...
Patrick Pearson, head of the European Commission unit that drafted Emir, says forex swaps and forwards must be exempt from clearing under Esma standards
Amended Omnibus II text acknowledges a matching premium is necessary, but there is no detail on how it will work
Eligible collateral for CCP margin needs to be reviewed – and regulators also need to ensure the clearing exemption for some end-users is not negated by Basel capital rules, say buy-side firms
Esma doesn’t have much time to draw up technical standards, but regulators will be ‘nimble on their feet’, says EC’s Pearson
Regulators are looking at how financial markets could be proofed against the collapse of a CCP – but there are more questions than answers at the moment, says the EC’s Patrick Pearson
Banks have nine months until elements of Basel III are due to come into force, but details of implementing legislation are still being debated
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