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Portigon – the entity that emerged from the break-up of WestLB – moves away from the AMA for op risk calculation after forced restructure
Insurers keen to invest in real economy, finds BaFin study, but regulatory uncertainty holding them back
A UK ban on commission payments to independent financial advisers will likely not be replicated in Europe, putting UK structured products at a competitive disadvantage, some participants warn
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Hitting the buffers
Current proposals would transfer risk to consumers and increase price of guarantees, argues consultancy
European Parliament concerned about proposal which could derail negotiations on Ommibus II, warns Econ committee chair Bowles
A change in the requirement for the final terms of a prospectus could restrict innovation in structured products, say market participants
Mending the Prips patchwork
Negotiations to resume in September, but there are fears that deadlock will continue
Transparency and own-capital ban for OTFs could interfere with “free flow” of market, says Lord Harrison, chair of a House of Lords committee that yesterday warned of fundamental flaws in Europe...
Further trilogue scheduled as policy-makers seek compromise on package for long-term products before summer recess
Europe's laws on the key information document (Kid) and packaged retail investment products (Prips) are scheduled for implementation on July 3. The latest draft suggests more onerous responsibility ...
Tweaks to Mifid text would allow owners of OTFs to engage in matched principal trading
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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