Italy

The Italian Crowdfunding rules – another year, more updates

Italy was amongst the first countries to introduce dedicated equity crowdfunding regulations in 2013. The success of this form of alternative finance has been modest though as rules stifled innovation and hindered the success of crowdfunding campaigns. Recently the Italian Regulator, Consob, has launched another review and consultation of the rules, but does that mean …

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Equity Crowdfunding Country Report Italy (Part 1)

Italy was amongst the first countries to introduce dedicated equity crowdfunding regulations in 2013 – since then firms have managed to raise only €5.5 million in investments. A report on how legislators can smother innovation and what the current regulatory framework looks like. Italy praises itself for being the first country to have regulated equity …

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Italian regulators consult on UCITS V transposition

The Italian financial regulators, Consob and Banca D’Italia, consult on the transposition of the UCITS V directive with regard to amendments to the regulations. In a statement published today, Consob reported that it has submitted for the public consultation of the market (deadline: 5 September 2016) the document containing the proposed amendments to the Consob issuers’ regulations and, …

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Consob provides information for notifications under Market Abuse Regulation

The Italian regulator Consob has published in relation to notifications under Market Abuse Regulation. From 3 July 2016 Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation – MAR) is directly applicable in the entire European Union and the operators are obliged to comply with it fully. Starting …

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Italian regulator introduces new arbitrator for financial disputes

Consob, the Italian regulator, published a statement announcing that the Commission has approved the regulation of the new Arbitrator for financial disputes (ACF) (Resolution No. 19602 of 4 May 2016, being published in the Official Gazette of the Republic). The regulation allows Consob to start a new out-of-court system for resolving disputes. It is characterised …

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Italian regulator issues update on crowdfunding regulation

The Italian regulator, Consob has approved the reform of regulations on equity crowdfunding, the collection of risk capital through online portals. The changes, introduced following two consultation stages with the market (see “Consob Informs” nos. 24/2015 and 46/2015), simplify the regulation, aiming to reduce collection costs and to broaden the range of subjects who can …

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FATF publishes report on AML and CFT measures in Italy

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body that develops and promotes polices to protect the global financial system against money laundering and terrorist financing, has today published a mutual evaluation report on AML and CFT measures in Italy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducted the assessment of Italy’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) …

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