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CFTC Announces Agenda for Market Risk Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Posted in CFTC
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that its Market Risk Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on December 4. The meeting will be held at CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The Committee will receive a report from the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee, followed… Continue Reading

FCA Publishes Evaluation Paper Relating to Bringing Additional Benchmarks Into Regulatory and Supervisory Regime

Posted in Derivatives, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On October 22, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an evaluation paper that considers the impact that bringing seven additional benchmarks into its regulatory and supervisory regime had on the market. The paper evaluates the Benchmarks (Amendment) Instrument 2015 (Benchmarks Instrument), by which the FCA made amendments to the FCA Handbook to reflect the… Continue Reading

ESMA Further Updates Its Q&As on the Benchmarks Regulation

Posted in Brexit, Brexit/UK Developments, EU Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On March 22, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Q&As on the European Union (EU) Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). The Q&As aim to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the day-to-day application of the BMR. The updated Q&As on the BMR add one new question and answer which considers the application of… Continue Reading

ESMA Publishes Discussion Paper on European Benchmarks Regulation

Posted in EU Developments
On February 15, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a discussion paper (ESMA/2016/288) (Discussion Paper) regarding implementation of the regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts (Benchmarks Regulation). The Discussion Paper is designed to inform ESMA’s work on draft regulatory technical standards and technical advice to the European… Continue Reading