The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma), the EU’s securities markets regulator, published a shortlist of qualified candidates, which has been forwarded to the Council of European Union and the European Parliament.
The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly raised conflict of interest issues in EU body rules in her assessment of the contract awarded by the European Commission to US asset manager BlackRock last March.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a policy statement and guidance focusing on central counterparties (CCPs) authorised under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which may seek to access and operate in the US.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the first two sets of criteria for determining which economic activities can qualify as environmentally sustainable, under the EU’s Taxonomy.
In its consultation paper, Esma unveils application and authorisation fees as well as a minimum annual supervisory fee for data reporting services providers it will supervise from 2022.
The strong regulatory supervision of money market funds could lead to potential changes related to minimum liquidity requirements, according to latest research from Fitch Ratings.
Finansinspektionen (FI), the Swedish financial regulatory authority, had changed the rules for mutual funds and managers of alternative investment funds, to streamline supervision.