ESMA has made available new data for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of MiFID II and MiFIR through its data register. ESMA will proceed to update the publication ahead of the day of application of the liquidity classification on August 16. This issue is also affecting the Systematic Internalisers regime publication for non-equity , published on 1 August. The content of the non-equity file has now been updated, by removing the affected instruments.
Secondo il 16° rapporto trimestrale sono 2.148 le startup innovative che hanno ricevuto un prestito coperto dalla garanzia pubblica del Fondo, per un ammontare complessivo di circa 750 milioni di euro. Sono solo 134 le operazioni per cui è stata effettivamente attivata la garanzia del Fondo - cioè per cui le startup non hanno restituito il prestito - per un ammontare pari a 31,8 milioni di euro.
Con deliberazione del 26 luglio scorso, il Garante ha deliberato i contenuti dell'attività ispettiva fino al termine del 2018, prevedendo, tra i controlli, le ispezioni sulle misure di protezione dei dati negli istituti di credito (specie con riferimento a segnalazioni di data breach)
In un comunicato AGCOM ricorda agli operatori economici, esercenti attività di call center su numerazioni nazionali, tenuti ad iscriversi al ROC, l'obbligo di informazione preliminare sulla collocazione geografica da cui risponde o chiama l'operatore, sia nel caso di risposta/chiamata dal territorio nazionale sia nel caso di risposta/chiamata da territorio UE ed extra UE. Il Ministero dello Sviluppo effettuerà controlli a campione.
The report identifies the key characteristics of the individual professional money launderer, the professional money laundering organisation and the professional money laundering network of associates and contacts that work together to facilitate money laundering. The report helps authorities understand how professional money launderers operate so that they can successfully target, prosecute and dismantle those who help make crime pay.
The guidance seeks to promote common supervisory approaches and practices based on ongoing work to monitor the implementation of the KID. It supplements material published last year prior to implementation.
The guidance consists of:
- Additional Questions&Answers; and
- Updates to the Flow diagrams for the risk and reward calculations.
The European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA) have written to the EU Commission regarding the application of the scope of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation 1286/2014 (PRIIPs Regulation). Uncertainty as to the scope of the Regulation has led to negative consequences for the functioning of financial markets and access to these markets by retail investors. In the letter, the ESAs call upon the European Commission as a matter of urgency to provide detailed public guidance on which types of products, and in particular bonds, fall within the scope of the Regulation. To support this, the ESAs analysed the application of the scope to some main types and features of bonds.
A new joint FATF-Egmont Group report assesses the vulnerabilities linked to the concealment of beneficial ownership in order to support further risk analysis by governments, financial institutions and other professional service providers. The report uses over 100 case studies provided by 34 different jurisdictions of the FATF Global Network, the experiences of law enforcement and other experts, private sector input the private sector as well as open-source research and intelligence reports to identify the methods that criminals use to hide beneficial ownership. Vulnerabilities associated with beneficial ownership are analysed, with a particular focus on the involvement of professional intermediaries.
The updated BMR Q&As provide new answers regarding the following topics: - Whether calculation agent should be considered users of benchmarks; and - Whether a benchmark can be considered as \u2018regulated-data benchmark' if a third party is involved in the process of obtaining the data.
Il 4 luglio scorso la BCE ha pubblicato il documento "SSM LSI SREP Methodology", con l'obiettivo di illustrare le principali caratteristiche della metodologia, sviluppata congiuntamente alle Autorità Competenti Nazionali nell'ambito del Meccanismo Unico di Vigilanza (MVU), per lo svolgimento del processo di revisione e valutazione prudenziale (SREP) delle banche meno significative (Less Significant Institutions - LSI). L'Autorità informa che il "booklet" è ora disponibile anche sul proprio sito.
ESMA published a consultation paper proposing amendments to the tick size regime (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/588). The MiFID II tick size regime aims at creating a level playing field between the different trading venues in the EU by regulating the minimum price increment that can be used by those trading venues. The CP aims to address issues, in a timely manner, that have arisen with respect to financial instruments where only a marginal proportion of trading is executed on EU trading venues and the main pool of liquidity is located outside the EU (third country instruments). Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on this proposal until 7 September 2018. ESMA, on the basis of the responses received to the CP, will finalise its proposed amendment to RTS 11 and submit a final report to the European Commission for endorsement.
ESMA published details of its action plan for systematic internaliser (SI) regime calculations ahead of their publication on 1 August 2018. ESMA's action plan focuses on equity, equity-like instruments and bonds while postponing the publication for derivatives and other instruments to 1 February 2019.
ESMA is issuing a public statement in order to raise the awareness of all market participants on the importance to prepare for the possibility of no agreement in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union. As there is no assurance that a transition period will be agreed upon, entities need to consider the scenario where a hard Brexit would take place on 30 March 2019.