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Liquidity Monitoring and UCITS Limits with MIG21

Princeton Financial Systems’ (PFS) MIG21 facilitates the implementation of two major UCITS IV requirements, as specified in Commission Directive 2010/43/EU of 1 July 2010, Chapter VI. The first requirement is the development of a liquidity management process in order to monitor liquidity risks. The second requirement is the establishment of a limit system to monitor…

Bloomberg Launches Real-Time Compliance with Bloomberg Vault

Bloomberg today announced a new real-time search and analytics console for Bloomberg Vault, the first compliance solution to integrate real-time monitoring, search analytics, and archiving of Bloomberg messaging and corporate email. Bloomberg Vault capitalises on Bloomberg’s long track record in messaging and compliance to help financial firms and corporations meet increasing compliance, regulatory and eDiscovery…

ESMA Sends Letters to CFTC and SEC Asking for Greater Cooperation Across the Pond on Swaps Data

In light of the recent discussions going on in the US between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) around the introduction of new data repositories and reporting requirements for the swaps market, the European Securities and Markets Authority has sent a letter to both regulators stressing the need…

ESMA Issues Call For Evidence About Credit Ratings Agency Registration Requirements, Technical Standards Incoming

Following on from its predecessor’s work last year, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is reaching out to credit ratings agencies and the users of ratings to provide feedback on its proposals for endorsement guidelines, which will form the basis for technical standards that will need to be adopted by 7 June this year….

Hunton & Williams Names Bridget Treacy London Office Managing Partner

Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget Treacy as London office managing partner. Treacy, who also leads the firm’s UK privacy and information management practice, will be responsible for providing leadership and coordinating with firm leaders to oversee strategic planning and client service initiatives for the London office. She succeeds Martin…

Modernise Data Protection Laws says Former UK Information Commissioner

Former UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas CBE called today for a modernised European framework for data protection to address the realities of the digital world of the 21st Century. “The pace of technological change is increasing both benefits and threats,” said Thomas, now a strategy adviser at leading international law firm Hunton & Williams and…

CFTC Meeting Highlights Funding Concerns, Might the Foot be Taken Off the Data Standards Pedal?

It may have appeared to be business as usual during the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) ninth meeting on the Dodd Frank rulemaking this week, with position limits and swaps documentation requirements up for discussion, but comments by staffers indicate that pressing concerns about funding persist and may hold back key data standardisation initiatives. One…

SIX Exfeed to Launch New Real-time Data Service for Non-display Information Usage

As a result of the SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Exfeed consultation on reference markets and the principles of real-time reference data pricing, published on 3 November 2010, SIX Exfeed will replace the annual distribution fee for execution venues with a new license fee for non-display information usage. The decision has been taken based on…

Euroclear Nederland Ready for Dutch Securities Dematerialisation

Euroclear Nederland is now taking measures to remove all paper-based securities certificates in the Netherlands, in compliance with an amendment to the Dutch Securities Giro Act (“Wet giraal effectenverkeer”). Signalling a move towards full securities dematerialisation in the Netherlands by the end of 2013, the revised legislation, which took effect on 1 January 2011, means…

CESR Presents Examples of Formatting for UCITS Key Investor Information Documentation

Earlier this year, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) published a series of consultation papers providing guidelines for the selection and presentation of data for the new Key Investor Information (KII) documents and this week, the regulator has published more related data requirements for these new UCITS documents. The CESR guidelines on the selection and…