On 19 December 2016, ESMA published its Q&A paper on the topic of commodity derivatives within MiFID II and MiFIR.  The document focuses on...

On Monday the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published opinions on the Regulatory Technical Standards for position limits (RTS 21) and non-equity transparency...

A brief exchange of correspondence between regulators over the last fortnight has brought aspects of MiFID II’s regulatory technical standards back into question. On 14...
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On 15 February, ESMA released a discussion paper with the purpose of consulting stakeholder opinions on the technical implementation of the incoming Benchmarks Regulation. ...

With the MiFID II delay finally official, implementation teams received the good news that they had been waiting for patiently for months.  But now...

The MiFID framework is venturing into unchartered territory as European legislators aim to place new restrictions on commodity markets.  This element of MiFID II...

Today, ESMA has published the long-awaited MiFID II Technical Standards, leaving implementation teams across the industry with hundreds of pages to get to grips...

JWG analysis. It may have taken five years and five regulatory agencies to bring about, but the final version of the Volcker rule has officially...

JWG analysis. We are less than 115 days from the point when the first phase of new energy trading reporting obligations kicks in across the...

JWG analysis. In her speech at IDX 2015 this week, Verena Ross, Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority, addressed the two major EU legislative projects affecting...