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Regulatory Updates

EIOPA publishes monthly technical information for Solvency II relevant Risk Free Interest Rate Term Structures – end-November 2017

Today, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published technical information on the relevant risk free interest rate term structures (RFR) with reference to the end of November 2017. […]

06/12/2017

ESMA ANNOUNCES EU-WIDE STRESS TESTS FOR CCPS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced today the publication of its first EU-wide stress test exercise regarding Central Counterparties (CCPs) on 29 April 2016. […]

19/04/2016

ESMA PUBLISHES UPDATED AIFMD Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The Q&A includes a new question and answer on notification requirements relating to additional investment in existing Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). […]

04/05/2016

ESMA PUBLISHES UPDATED UCITS Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS). The Q&A includes a new question and answer on UCITS investment in UCITS feeder funds. […]

04/05/2016

ESMA UPDATES ITS EMIR Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). […]

16/02/2016

EBA seeks input at national level on FINREP and GAAP

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on reporting financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) across EU jurisdictions. This is a decentralised public consultation, which takes place through National Competent Authorities across the EU and not through the EBA, so as to allow for a better informed discussion on questions that may be specific to the individual jurisdictions across the EU. All interested stakeholders can provide feedback directly to their National Competent Authorities (NCAs) by 15 April 2016. […]

23/03/2016

EBA publishes results of the CRDIV-CRR/Basel III monitoring exercise as of 30 June 2015

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its ninth report of the CRDIV-CRR/Basel III monitoring exercise on the European banking system. This exercise, run in parallel with the one conducted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) at a global level, allows the gathering of aggregate results on capital – risk-based and non-risk-based (leverage) ratios – and liquidity ratios – the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) and net stable funding ratio (NSFR) – for banks in the European Union (EU). It summarises the results using data as of 30 June 2015. […]

02/03/2016

EBA launches 2016 EU wide stress test exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) released today the methodology and macroeconomic scenarios for the 2016 EU-wide stress test. The stress test is designed to provide supervisors, banks and other market participants with a common analytical framework to consistently compare and assess the resilience of EU banks to economic shocks. For this exercise, no single capital thresholds have been defined as the results will inform the 2016 round of Supervisory Review and Evaluation Processes (SREP) under which decisions are made on appropriate capital resources. The EBA expects to publish the results of the exercise in early Q3 2016. […]

24/02/2016