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  • ECON published Compromise Amendments to the proposed Securitisation Regulation

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    Submitted: 13 January 2017

    The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has approved compromise amendments to the proposed EU securitisation regulation, and the related CRR amending regulation, which may, if included in the final version of such regulations, hinder, rather than promote, the recovery of Europe’s securitisation market.

  • 2. FiMaNoG - Update 2017

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    Submitted: 12 January 2017

    MiFID 2 Umsetzung: Die Bundesregierung hat den Regierungsentwurf des 2. FiMaNoG veröffentlicht. Simmons & Simmons bietet eine konsolidierte Fassung.

  • BaFin concludes investigation into closet indexing funds Restricted access

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    Submitted: 29 December 2016

    ​The German regulator has concluded its investigation into actively managed funds that effectively only appear to track a benchmark index and has started a public consultation process on information that should be included in the fund documentation.

  • Recapitalisation of the Italian bank MPS by the Italian Government and other urgent measures

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    Submitted: 28 December 2016

    The Italian Government has approved an urgency law decree with the immediate objective of rescuing the Italian bank MPS and with the wider purpose to support the Italian banking system.

  • Revision of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code

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    Submitted: 28 December 2016

    As of the financial year 2017, a revised version of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code will apply to Dutch listed companies. This article discusses the main differences compared to the current version of the Code.

  • BaFin postpones decision on ban sales of credit-linked notes Restricted access

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    Submitted: 16 December 2016

    ​In an immediate response to the proposed ban of the sale of credit-linked notes to retail clients set out in a consultation paper of the BaFin key German finance market associations have published “self-binding principles” for the issuance of such products to address. As a reaction to the self-restriction of the main market participants, BaFin has postponed the proposed prohibition by at least a half year.

  • EMIR Newsflash: Final EU Margin RTS published in Official Journal

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    Submitted: 15 December 2016

    ​An overview of the final commencement dates under the EU Margin Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS).

  • BaFin considers ban of sale of CFDs with subsequent payment obligation to retail investors Restricted access

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    Submitted: 14 December 2016

    ​The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – “BaFin”) has started a public consultation/hearing process on its proposed ban on the sale to retail investors of contracts for difference (CFD) that might require the purchaser to put up further margin/capital (leveraged CFDs).

  • New Prospectus Regulation text agreement announced by EU Commission

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    Submitted: 12 December 2016

    ​On 08 December 2016, the European Commission announced that the EU Parliament, Council and the Commission have reached agreement on the text of a new EU Prospectus Regulation.

  • Use of UK SPVs for insurance linked securities issuance

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    Submitted: 25 November 2016

    The Autumn Statement announced that the UK will introduce a new regime for UK insurance linked securities SPVs subject to the results of a further round of consultation on the tax and regulatory aspects.

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