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  • ESMA Q&A gives detail on the timing of documentation updates for the remuneration and depositary requirements of UCITS V (03 February 2016)

    On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a new Q&A document on the application of the UCITS Directive, as most recently revised by UCITS V.

  • Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking (03 December 2015)

    On the Domestic Front: Minister for Finance publishes EU (Deposit Guarantee Schemes) Regulations 2015 - Central Bank proposes additional consumer protection measures for variable rate mortgage holders - Minister for Finance responds to SSM approval for AIB’s proposed capital reorganisation measures On the International Front: European Banking Authority launches consultation on deposit guarantee scheme stress tests - EBA launches consultation on technical standards for competent authorities in relation to qualifying holdings - EBA publishes benchmarking report on the use of higher ratios for variable remuneration - EBA publishes follow up report on the use of allowances in remuneration policies - EBA publishes 2016 EU-wide stress test draft methodology

  • Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance (03 December 2015)

    On the Domestic Front: Solvency II transposed into Irish law; CBI - proposed requirements on Domestic Actuarial Regime and Head of Actuarial Function; CBI - Corporate Governance Code for Insurance Undertakings; CBI Policy Notice on Ring Fenced Funds under Solvency II Gill Russell v HSE - Court of Appeal Judgment. On the International Front: EU Implementing Regulations for Solvency II published; European Parliament adopts IDD; European Commission adopts equivalence decisions for Bermuda and Japan; Corrigendum to Solvency II Delegated Regulation; EIOPA final report on draft ITS on equity transitional; Focus on PRIIPS KID

  • Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms (03 December 2015)

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank consults on Investment Firm Regulations 2015 - Central Bank publishes findings of thematic review of CFDs On the International Front: Items including the following - EU Commission adopts equivalence decisions for CCPs - ESMA publishes a consultation paper on indirect clearing arrangements under EMIR and MiFIR - ESMA publishes Q&A on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive - ESMA consults on the validation and review of credit ratings agencies methodologies - ESMA publishes note on delays to MiFID/MiFIR implementation

  • Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds (03 December 2015)

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank Markets Update; updated AIF Rulebook, AIFMD Q&A, Feedback statement on CP86, Guidance for Fund Management Companies, Revised UCITS Guidance - Central Bank Report on Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector On the International Front: IOSCO report on standards for custody of collective investment scheme assets

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