Passporting

Brexit, Passporting for Financial Firms and what all the fuss is about

When talking about Brexit, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in a way and at a point in time yet to be determined, one of the key discussion points is that financial firms fear to loose their passporting rights. As with many Brexit discussions before and after the vote, there always seems to …

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ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Advice in relation to the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in twelve countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Japan, Jersey, Isle of Man, Singapore, …

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PRA consults on implementation of MiFID II

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) today issued a consultation on the implementation of MiFID II: Part 1 – CP9/16. In this consultation paper (CP), the PRA sets out its proposals for rules to transpose the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) legislative package, comprising the Directive, MiFID II (2014/65/EU),  and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation …

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PRA issues publications on fees, internal governance of third country branches and guidelines for regulatory reports

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has issued the following publications: PRA Rulebook: Fees Part and response to CP40/15 – PS7/16 Internal governance of third country branches and response to CP3/16 – PS8/16 Fees: PRA approach and application – SS3/16 Internal governance of third country branches – SS4/16 Guidelines for completing regulatory reports – SS34/15 UPDATE …

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EBA consults on cooperation and exchange of information for passporting under PSD2

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on its draft technical standards on the framework for cooperation and exchange of information between competent authorities for passporting under Article 28(5) of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The technical standards will ensure that information about those payment institutions that carry out business in one …

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