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European Commission urged to recognise UK derivatives trading venues under EMIR and MiFIR in event of no-deal Brexit

Key EU and international financial services trade associations have expressed concern about the impact on EU27 market participants and EU derivatives markets if the Commission does take steps respect towards the recognition of UK derivatives trading venues under EMIR and MiFIR in a no-deal scenario

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A harmonising approach: the EBA finalises its outsourcing guidelines but what are the next steps?

Under the the European Banking Authority's Draft Guidelines financial institutions need to take a holistic approach to their outsourcing arrangements as part of their institution-wide risk management framework. What requirements are being introduced and what should organisations do to prepare?

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FCA issues statements of policy on operation of MiFID transparency regime after no-deal Brexit

The Financial Conduct Authority has published statements of policy on how it intends to operate the transparency regime under MiFIR if there is a no-deal Brexit

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MiFID II: ESMA releases results of annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published the results of the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments

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MiFID II: FCA issues costs and charges disclosures review findings

The regulator has looked at the costs and charges disclosures of a sample 50 MiFID II investment firms in the retail investor sector, finding that they knew about their obligations for disclosing costs and charges but interpreted the rules in a variety of ways

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Brexit and derivatives: France issues measures in case of no deal

With the UK set to leave the EU at the end of March, the French government has issued preparatory measures for financial services in case of a hard Brexit. Here, we discuss the ones that apply more specifically to derivatives transactions and what this will mean for organisations in that space

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FCA issues statement on onshoring ESMA’s temporary intervention measures on retail CFD and binary options

The decision notices that renew the temporary restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs to retail clients and the temporary prohibition on the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail clients will form part of UK law if EU law ceases to apply in the UK on 29 March 2019

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FCA says MiFID II has had "positive impact"

The Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority said that the MiFID II rules have contributed to changes in behaviour that are delivering the intended effects, such as reducing conflicts of interest, improving accountability and producing cost savings for investors

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