Regulatory compliance

EU and global securities regulators welcome data transfer agreement

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have said this morning that they welcome the Opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on their administrative arrangement for the transfer of personal data between...
New swaps rules reduce risk, and competition

Regulators are batting .500 (a baseball term meaning one hit for every two swings) when it comes to their dual goals with post-crisis reforms in the US interest rate swaps (IRS) market: making markets safer and encouraging competition in swaps trading and clearing. A new report from Greenwich...
Equity execution down following MiFID II

Execution rates on global equity trades have declined significantly in 2018 as markets began to feel the impact of MiFID II, says Greenwich Associates. MiFID II's separation of execution commissions and research payment has brought new scrutiny on trade costs, and many asset managers have responded...
ESMA publishes CA RTS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has this week issued its final Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) regarding co-operation between competent authorities (CAs) and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) under Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 (the Securitization Regulation). ESMA...
EFAMA and AMIC report on liquidity stress testing


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