The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published the results of a peer review it conducted into supervisory actions of six National Competent Authorities (NCAs) regarding their approaches at enhancing the quality of derivative data reported under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
The Council adopted revised rules for clearing houses in the single market.
The new framework sets out how EU and third country clearing houses should be supervised in the future, taking particular account of the effects of Brexit on the European financial system. It will be implemented through a revision of the European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR).
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched – as part of the 2020 Solvency II reporting and disclosure review – Wave 1 – a field test on the revised and newly proposed templates. As indicated in the context of the consultation on supervisory reporting and public disclosurethe revision covers both content and structure of different templates.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its detailed annual work programme for 2020, describing the specific activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year and highlighting the key strategic areas of work from 2020 to 2022.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out the practical arrangements for sharing information during the ECA’s audits of the ECB’s supervisory activities.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
The Joint Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs – European Banking Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and European Securities and Markets Authority) published its decision in the appeal by the credit rating agency Creditreform AG against the European Banking Authority.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has issued today its final report on a set of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the application of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) which triggered the process for its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), or Brexit. The invocation procedure provides that after a negotiation period of up to two years, the TEU cease to apply to the Member State which invoked Article 50.
The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published today their second joint Opinion on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) affecting the European Union’s (EU) financial sector. Drawing on data and information provided by national anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) competent authorities (CAs), the ESAs found that the monitoring of transactions and suspicious transactions reporting still raise concerns, particularly in sectors where a financial institution’s business model is based on frequent transactions. This Opinion contributes to strengthening the EU’s AML and CFT efforts.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding the implementation of the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR).
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports, which monitor the impact of implementing the final Basel III reforms and the current implementation of liquidity measures in the EU. The EBA Basel III capital monitoring report is the latest in a regular exercise using the methodology of the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision and is not comparable to the broader Call for Advice report published in July 2019. The present report includes an assessment of the impact of the full implementation (to 2027) of the Basel III package on EU banks based on data as of 30 June 2018. The report on liquidity measures evaluates the liquidity coverage requirements currently in place in the EU. Overall, the EBA estimates that the Basel III reforms, once fully implemented, would determine an average increase by 19.3% of EU banks’ Tier 1 minimum required capital. The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), which was fully implemented in January 2018, stood at around 149% on average in June 2018, well above the minimum threshold of 100%.