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  1. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Cunliffe was giving evidence to the House of Lords sub-committee on European Union economic and financial affairs. He also criticised the European regulatory process, saying it was currently too difficult to fix problems and calling for a closer...

  2. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    We have an indicative estimate from Esma that it will enter into force from February, but crucially, frontloading doesn't begin when the rules enter into force; it's when it's published in the European Union's official journal, 20 days earlier.

  3. KBC Asset Management offers step-up payout and Smart Start

    The regulator is widely regarded as one of the strictest in the European Union when it comes to structured products. KBC Asset Management has been an innovative provider of structured products in the Belgian market in 2014, facing up not only to...

  4. Eurex CEO slams European clearing mandate delay

    The European Union's decision to delay the introduction of its over-the-counter derivative clearing mandate to 2015 is "unfortunate" and creates an "implemented disadvantage" for the aim of increasing safety in the sector, according to Andreas...

  5. PRA: internal model insurers need a ‘plan B’

    Paul Fisher, deputy head of the PRA and executive director of insurance supervision, told firms the regulator is anticipating more internal model applications than any other in the European Union, which is creating an "unprecedented challenge".

  6. Esma discusses AIFMD prime segregation today

    Abbie Bell, partner at law firm Dechert, says: "If, going forward, custodians are required to segregate European Union (EU) AIFs from all other assets, including other client assets, we would expect this to require a change in prime brokers...

  7. CCP resolution guidelines ‘a missed opportunity’

    This approach leaves the door open for inconsistent application, both across the European Union and more widely," says Simon Puleston Jones, chief executive of FIA Europe. Rafael Plata, secretary-general of the European Association of Clearing...

  8. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    For example, for liabilities written in countries within a currency union, the adjustment will include both government and corporate bond data. But Gabriel Bernardino, chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa...

  9. Mifid II doomsday awaits energy firms, conference told

    Energy companies need to start planning urgently for the implementation of Mifid II – a package of European Union legislation that poses “a serious threat” to the energy trading industry, delegates at Energy Risk Summit Europe heard on October 1.

  10. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    Their ruling, which cannot be appealed, will apply to all 28 countries in the European Union. Lee Rowlands, attorney for The American Civil Liberties Union, commented on the EU court ruling, "This result is incompatible with the right to free...

  11. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to deal with this issue could be "labeling" – or something that clearly distinguishes when Google is promoting its own services...

  12. Esma says national regulators must decide product eligibility for third-country CCP transition period

    Esma is the pan-European Union (EU) authority implementing the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), which came into force in August last year and sets out the infrastructure to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives across the...