IHS Markit authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the Netherlands

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:48

IHS Markit’s Dutch entity, Markit NV has been authorised by the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) as benchmark administrator under the European Benchmark Regulation (BMR).  »

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Should the UK ‘ditch’ MiFID rules post-Brexit?

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 10:56

By Roger Aitken – With 18 months having elapsed since the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) Markets In Financial Instruments II (MiFID II) Directive, ushering in the era of unbundling for investment firms for buy- and sell-side institutions, the former chairman of the UK Individual Shareholder Society (ShareSoc) argues that many of the rules behind MiFID should be ditched or scrapped after the UK leaves the EU… »

AFME calls for greater supervisory convergence in European crypto-asset regulation

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:18

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has published a new paper setting out five recommendations to deliver supervisory convergence on the regulation of crypto-assets in Europe. »

Philip Taliaferro, Broadridge

Broadridge and FundsLibrary to provide regtech solutions for European wealth and asset managers

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 10:06

Broadridge Financial Solutions, is working with FundsLibrary, a provider of digital fund data and regulatory solutions, to develop a new offering for European wealth and asset managers to address the challenges posed by MiFID II Ex-Post Costs and Charges and Solvency II. »

Apex Group secures regulatory approval for Irish subsidiary

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 11:28

Apex Group (Apex) has received Full Depositary authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland for its subsidiary the European Depositary Bank (EDB) to operate in Ireland. »

Luxembourg regulator issues Brexit reminders to UK investment firms

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 13:57

UK fund providers will have until 15 September 2019 to submit a ‘Brexit licence’ to the Luxembourg regulator to continue trading in the Grand Duchy.  »

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Broadridge launches SFTR change management service

Tue, 18/06/2019 - 10:14

Broadridge Financial Solutions has launched a change management service to help companies design their target operating models to be compliant with the upcoming Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).  »

Yann Bloch, NeoXam

EMIR and MiFID similarities should ease burden of SFTR compliance

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 12:58

Despite a recent report suggesting that investment banks are overconfident about meeting the requirements of the EU’s new Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), complying with SFTR is more likely to be a case of ‘evolution’ rather than revolution. »

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