Katten hosts a weekly, 15-minute fireside chat podcast series on notable UK and European developments from the prior week’s Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest. This week, Carolyn Jackson speaks on the obligation of financial counterparties (FCs) to mandatorily report OTC derivatives transactions on behalf of their non-financial counterparties (NFCs)-counterparties commencing June 18, 2020; Nathaniel

On October 18, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a letter giving guidance on the distinction between suspicious activity reports (SARs) and suspicious transaction and order reports (STORs). The letter was sent in response to a request by UK Finance, a trade association, following a meeting of the ‘SARs Collaboration Working Group.’
Continue Reading FCA Publishes SAR and STOR Guidance

On September 24, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Issue 56 of Market Watch, its newsletter on market conduct and transaction reporting issues.

Issue 56 contains articles that provide a useful reminder in relation to obligations in relation to market abuse surveillance and payment for order flow (PFOF).
Continue Reading Issue 56 of the FCA’s Market Watch Newsletter Covers Market Abuse Surveillance and PFOF

On March 9, the European Commission adopted a delegated Regulation (and an accompanying Annex) in relation to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The delegated Regulation sets out arrangements, systems and procedures and notification templates to be used for preventing, detecting and reporting abusive practices or suspicious orders or transactions under MAR (STOR requirements). As noted in the Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition of October 2, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a final report in September 2015 in regards to MAR, which contained several draft regulatory technical standards (RTS), including those related to STOR requirements.  
Continue Reading EU Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation on Abusive Practices and Suspicious Orders and Transactions Under MAR