Day: 6 April 2017

ESMA issues final guidelines regarding circuit breakers under MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today the final report on the Guidelines regarding the calibration of circuit breakers and the publication of the trading halts under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). These Guidelines provide further detail on the parameters that trading venues should consider for the calibration of …

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Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and Financial Regulation

ICOs (Inititial Coin Offerings) are becoming more and more popular as means of funding new cryptocurrency projects. Start-ups mostly in the field of blockchain technology use them instead of traditional or heavier regulated ways of fundraising because even though they are often compared to other forms like IPOs or Crowdfunding, they differ significantly and so …

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ESMA publishes updated AIFMD and UCITS Q&As

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published updated questions and answers documents (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS). Both Q&A’s include one new question and answer each on: AIFMD: cross-border marketing of EU AIFs by …

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