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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    Instead, the United States has the DCMA which protects it and it now passes to the European Union's Court of Justice to consider how any older information. We're pleased that the [Spanish] court is considering asking guidance from Europe's top...

  6. Politicians and regulators need to focus on supporting financial services

    The UK should infiltrate the EU, populate the Brussels corridors with Anglo-Saxon sense and by stealth and cunning achieve what reasoned argument has blatantly failed to achieve: a European union based on sense and pragmatism rather than rhetoric...

  7. The slow growth of the carbon offsets market

    However, despite their pivotal role in tackling climate change, incentives to promote projects that prevent deforestation or encourage the planting of new forests have largely been excluded from compliance-based climate change legislation...

  8. Axis of AML

    The European Union has underlined its AML commitment through its Third Anti-Money Laundering Directive (3AMLD). Passed into US law in 1970, the Bank Secrecy Act remains the bedrock of US AML regulation.

  9. The regulatory minefield

    The European Union is also looking to strengthen the regulation of its financial markets. Norwich Union Life was recently fined £1.26 million by the FSA for not having effective systems and controls in place to protect customers' confidential...

  10. Moment of truth

    We have established a regulatory dialogue with the European Union, which consists of at least half yearly exchanges. We feel that we are moving in the same direction as the European Union. The number of life insurance companies active in this...

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  11. A changing carbon market climate

    The framework for the Third Phase (2012-2020) of the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme, published in January, has met with a favourable response from most carbon market participants. To become law, the Phase Three proposals must be...