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Transitioning Towards €STR
Today marks the publication of the long awaited euro short-term rate (€STR), which is set to gradually replace the euro overnight index average
10 Oct 2019
Belgium's Brexit Act – Another Step Forward For Certainty In Uncertain Times
A number of EU-27 Member States have been accelerating their efforts to finalize national "emergency" Brexit legislative (NEBLs) measures in the event of a ‘No Deal' or any other form of Brexit ...
9 Oct 2019
BaFin's Next Expanded Frontier? Expanding The Regulatory Remit To Financial Investment Intermediaries
The German Federal Government is serious about its plans to place "financial investment intermediaries/brokers" (Finanzanlagevermittler) (referred to herein as FIBs)
1 Oct 2019
EIOPA's Draft Opinion On The Supervision Of Remuneration Principles – Further Restrictions On The Horizon?
On July 25, 2019, EIOPA published a draft Opinion on the supervision of remuneration principles in the insurance and reinsurance sector (the Draft Opinion).
European Union
23 Sep 2019
Meet The (New) Commissioners – What The VDL Commission Means For Financial Services
Speculation on who is in and who is out of the 2019-2024 College of Commissioners has been mounting since Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) was confirmed as European Commission President-elect.
European Union
23 Sep 2019
Out With A Bang And Back To QE In 2019 – What Now?
Responses to macro-economic pressures and a worsening outlook1 were addressed on September 12, 2019, by outgoing President Mario Draghi at his penultimate appearance
23 Sep 2019
ECB-SSM Reminds Banking Union Supervised Institutions (BUSIs) To Prepare For No-Deal Brexit
The European Central Bank (ECB), acting in its role at the head of the Banking Union's Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), has used its regular supervisory newsletter1, a very welcome communication channel, to remind...
2 Sep 2019
EIOPA's Consults On Its Stress Testing Methodology – A Game Changer For The (Re-)Insurance Sector?
On July 22, 2019, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a discussion paper on methodological principles of insurance stress testing (the Discussion Paper)
27 Aug 2019
The EU's Benchmarks Regulation – What You Need To Know Now – A Focus On The Eurozone
More than six years after the range of IBOR scandals and a series of reform proposals the adoption of the "Regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments
European Union
22 Aug 2019
Croatia's Accession To The European Banking Union – The Outlook Ahead
Croatia plans to join the ERM-II and the Banking Union in mid-2020 and its finance minister has already set out the details of the intended accession in a letter of intent sent to the Eurogroup, the ECB and the finance ministers of the Eurozone.
13 Aug 2019
Stuck In Neutral: Switzerland's Lost Equivalence Status
August 1 marked Switzerland's national holiday to celebrate its independence from what was then the pan-European Holy Roman Empire. While Switzerland has since then carved out a clear set of rules on what, when, how...
9 Aug 2019
InsurTechs: Regulatory Challenges And Innovative Approaches
InsuranceTechs, or InsurTechs for short, have been playing an increasingly prominent role within the insurance sector in recent years.
9 Aug 2019
Key Regulatory Developments In The EU - July 26, 2019
The ESMA has published its annual peer review report on the overall supervision of EU Central Counterparties (CCPs) by National Competent Authorities (NCAs).
European Union
2 Aug 2019
Key Regulatory Developments In Germany - July 26, 2019
Topics (selection): Bank liquidation / BaFin event on technical cooperation / Outsourcing of banks / Cooperation with Japan / Stronger supervision of subordinated loans
2 Aug 2019
Publication Of The EU's Banking Package In The Official Journal And Recent Developments At The Eurogroup
June was a busy month, both for finalizing the appointments of presidents, commissioners and key policymakers across the EU's institutions
European Union
31 Jul 2019
EU Banking And Finance Regulatory Newsletter - July 2019
July, besides being unseasonably warm across Europe has also been busy so please excuse the somewhat longer round-up.
31 Jul 2019
ESMA And EBA Publish Reports On The Licensing Of FinTech Business Models And The Application Of The Regulatory Perimeter
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report on the licensing of FinTech business models on July 12, 2019 (the ESMA Report).
31 Jul 2019
EU Parliament Adopts Supplementary Rules On Marketing Of Funds Across EU – What Now?
The EU's regime for how funds are marketed to professional investors across the EU has long been subject to calls for greater harmonization.
European Union
25 Jul 2019
European Supervisory Authorities Publish Report On Cross-Border Supervision Of Retail Financial Services
The Joint Committee (JC) of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a report on the cross-border supervision of retail financial services on July 9, 2019 (the Report).
European Union
24 Jul 2019
Digitization − Opportunities And Data Protection Challenges Arising From Automated Decisions In The Insurance Sector
Data processing lies at the heart of the insurance business. Insurers collect and process personal data for several reasons.
19 Jul 2019
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