MiFID II: ESMA updates on commodity derivatives

ESMA has also updated today its list of liquid commodity derivative contracts for position limit purposes. The list also now includes the position limits and the ESMA opinion in relation to the ICE Brent Crude contract. These documents are aimed at national competent authorities and firms by providing clarity on the application of the MiFID […]


ESMA Consults on draft RTS for prospectuses

These RTSs set out a number of requirements concerning the following topics:• The key financial information that should appear in the summary of the prospectus;• Data and machine readability of information to be sent to ESMA in relation to the storage and mechanism providing the public with free of charge access and search functions;• Advertisements relating to public […]

SEC News

SEC Names Kenneth A. Johnson as Chief Operating Officer

Washington D.C., Dec. 14, 2017 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Kenneth A. Johnson has been named the agency’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Johnson has served as Acting COO since February 2017. In his role as COO, Mr. Johnson oversees the SEC’s operational and administrative functions, including the agency’s Office of Human […]


ESMA updates MAR Q&As

The Q&A clarifies the time span for the calculation of the CO2 equivalent emissions and rated thermal input that should be considered to determine whether a participant in the emission allowance market is subject to MAR. This Q&A document is a practical tool to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR […]