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ESMA updates its EMIR and CSDR Q&As

Today’s updates concern Question and Answers (Q&As) regarding the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the Central Securities Depostiraries Regulation (CSDR) respectively.  The purpose of the Q&A documents is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR/ CSDR and its implementing measures. Original Article Here

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ESMA publishes translations for MiFID II guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation

02 October 2017 Guidelines and Technical standards MiFID – Secondary Markets The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today the official translations of its Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). National Competent Authorities (NCAs) to which these […]

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ESMA finalises MiFID II’s derivatives trading obligation

MiFIR’s trading obligation will move over-the-counter (OTC) trading in liquid derivatives onto organised venues. Trading derivatives on-venue will bring transparency into the OTC sphere, benefiting investors and regulators alike. Enhanced transparency will provide better information on prices, liquidity and risk thus fostering market integrity. MiFIR, which implements parts of the MiFID II framework, outlines the […]

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ESMA publishes guidelines on suitability assessment for management body of market operators and data reporting service providers

The Guidelines clarify the criteria to be used to assess whether the management body of market operators and DRSPs, and each of its individual members, are suitable to ensure sound and prudent management of the firms as well as exercise effective responsibility for the activities undertaken by those firms. Original Article Here