In a joint statement, the negative impacts the proposal would have on EU capital markets including introducing fragmentation, loss of netting benefits and reducing the EU’s resiliency to market stresses, are highlighted by the associations.
Joint trade associations highlight equity, fixed income and market data concerns ahead of upcoming Mifir review
AFME, EFAMA and BVI have urged co-legislators to take an evidence-based, addressing industry concerns appropriately, even if this results in a longer time to complete the negotiations.
A regulatory backtrack on pre-trade data for EU consolidated tape would not be ‘commercially viable’, says EU asset managers
In a joint industry letter published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association, asset managers including JP Morgan AM, UBS and Vanguard, emphasise the importance of pre-trade data with fair prices for a consolidated tape.
European clamp down on non-EU CCPs using mandated active accounts could counter competition, EFAMA finds
EFAMA stated that the proposal leaves various key questions open around the methodology for determining the clearing thresholds and the level at which they would apply to various counterparties.
The funds association thinks the move will improve best execution, but warns that “the devil will be in the detail”.
While acknowledging potential benefits of the European Commission’s latest proposals, the associations noted that the changes could make EU firms less competitive and have a negative impact on the derivatives market.
Cboe, AFME, EFAMA and BVI have drafted their position on how they think a consolidated tape should be implemented in Europe; the German finance ministry is reportedly leading the opposition.
Asset manager members have written to politicians criticising current plans for the winning equities tape bidder to be the one that offers the highest returns to regulated markets.
The latest data from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) shows the highest growth on record for equity fund sales, despite concerns over interest rate rises.
Among the concerns raised are renumeration plans for compensating data contributors to a tape and the ongoing issue of market data costs.