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Klaus Wiedner, head of the insurance and pensions unit at the European Commission, has the task of brokering a deal on Omnibus II. As negotiations go down to the wire, he rebuts criticism that too many concessions are being made to the insurance industry...
Differences in national regulations need to be ironed out, says Patrick Pearson
Benefit could more than triple amid hopes of a deal on Omnibus II long-term guarantees package
Former Solvency II head at European Commission says agreement in the interests of all stakeholders
Industry had been banking on one-year postponement - Esma now looking for solution to reporting impasse, according to senior EC official
Senior MEP says officials from US and Europe only recognised dangers of Sef rules footnote in recent weeks
German MEP “appalled” by “irresponsible” council as Omnibus II trilogue negotiations resume
European Parliament pushes back vote to March 11 despite positive developments in Omnibus II negotiations
Short-term fixes give rise to uncertainty, in contrast to long-term change needed to rescue the ETS, say firms
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Lawyers warn allowing strictest regulation to prevail will create heavy-handed regime
Brussels frames Solvency II long-term guarantees debate along the lines of Eiopa’s proposals
The global FX division is upping its lobbying efforts to have forex derivatives carved out of the financial transaction tax with new research that shows the potential impact of the tax on transaction costs
International frameworks for CCPs should be the primary source of jurisdictional equivalence assessments, according to Iosco's Alder.
Benchmark indexes in energy markets are already well regulated and do not need further oversight, argues EC director-general for energy
Solvency II calibrations need to account for different national contexts
Price reporting agencies (PRAs) are facing intense scrutiny from regulators, amid renewed allegations that their widely used price indexes are being manipulated by unscrupulous energy traders. Will the PRAs be forced to change their ways? Alexander Osipovich...
Asian CCPs under pressure from EU third-country equivalence/recognition deadline squeeze
Structuring and regulation of assets frustrating investment, say market participants
EC asset management head proposes regulation of some strategy ETFs under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, instead of Ucits
Tax liability could send CCPs "directly into insolvency" warn Czech officials in leaked document