October 26, 2015

Irish regulator highlights challenges to implement CMU

The Central Bank of Ireland, the Irish regulator, has said it welcomes the EU’s ambitious Capital Markets Union project but tacitly acknowledged the challenges of pushing it through member states should not be underestimated.

September 30, 2015

EU FTT could defeat objectives of CSDR, claims lobby group

The EU’s proposed Financial Transactions Tax could reduce the supply of securities available to market participants to borrow to cure settlement fails, according to the International Securities Lending Association.

September 29, 2015

Industry reacts to MIFID II report

Concerns over proposed RFQ protocols and measures to prevent another Flash Crash have topped grumbles in the wake of the final report of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulations II (MiFID II), published yesterday.

September 23, 2015

Final MiFID rules due on Thursday

Final rules for MiFID II are due to be released tomorrow (24 September), according to a source familiar with the situation.

September 08, 2015

ESMA takes step to end derivatives standoff

Europe’s financial watchdog has launched a consultation to review how much margin is required for cleared derivatives trade, an important step to end a lengthy dispute with US regulators.