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ESMA updates their Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

February 4th 2018  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&As on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). Two new Q&As provide further clarifications in relation to the requirements for submission of reference data under MiFIR relating to the following issues: Reporting the LEI of the […]

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ESMA updates its Q&As on MIFID II and MIFIR Market Structure and Transparency Topics

February 1st 2019  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers regarding market structures and transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). The new Q&As provide clarification on the following topics: •           APA reports to competent authorities and ESMA; and, •    […]

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ESMA issues Statement to address upcoming EMIR refit Implementation issues

ESMA issues Statement to address upcoming EMIR refit Implementation issues January 31st 2019 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a statement addressing EMIR Refit implementation. The public statement addresses issues around the clearing and trading obligations for small financial counterparties and the backloading requirement for reporting entities, ahead of upcoming deadlines, which would […]

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ESMA UPDATES COMMODITY DERIVATIVES TRANSITIONAL TRANSPARENCY CALCULATIONS FOR MIFID II/ MIFIR

January 22nd, 2019   There has been an update relating to MiFID II/MiFIR transitional transparency calculations for (electricity) commodity derivatives by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Further details on the revisions can be found on the ESMA website here. Related links: Outline of AxiomSL’s Trade and Transaction Reporting  

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ESMA update its Q&As on MIFID II and MiFIR Transparency Topics

January 4th 2019  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers regarding transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). The new Q&As provide clarification on the following topics: Publication of request for market data (RFMD) transactions; Default transparency regime for equity instruments (amendment to […]

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ESMA provides update on assessment of third-country trading venues for the purpose of post-trade transparency and position limits

December 20th 2018 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is today providing an update on its assessment of third-country trading venues (TCTVs) for the purpose of post-trade transparency and position limits under MiFID II/MIFIR. Following the publication of two opinions for post trade transparency and position limits, ESMA received requests to assess more than 200 TCTVs […]

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ESAs publish joint EMIR STS Standards

December 18th, 2018  The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published today two joint draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to amend the RTS on the clearing obligation and risk mitigation techniques for non-cleared OTC derivatives. These standards provide a specific treatment for simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisation to ensure a level playing field with covered bonds. They […]

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ESMA publish a final report on the proposed amendments to RTS 11

December 14th 2018 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Final Report amending the tick size regime (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/588 (RTS 11)). The proposed draft amendments to RTS 11 will allow National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of European Union (EU) trading venues, where third-country shares are traded, to decide on an adjusted […]

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ESMA Updates Q&A on Short Selling Regulation

November 14th 2018  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers Q&As on the Short-Selling Regulation (SSR). This Q&A clarifies that the identification of the relevant competent authority, following the entry into application of MiFID II/MiFIR, is no longer made under Commission Regulation No 1287/2006 but under Commission Delegated […]

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ESMA update its Q&As on MIFID II and MIFIR Market Structure and Transparency Topics

November 14th 2018  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers regarding market structures and transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). The new Q&As provide clarification on the following topics: Making data available free of charge 15 minutes after publication (amendment to an existing Q&A); • Obligations […]