News articles written by Marleen Mouton

MiFID II entry into force delayed for one year!

11 February 2016

On 10 February 2016, the Commission has proposed a one-year extension for the entry into force of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, i.e. MiFID II. Given the previous statements by ESMA Chairman, Steven Maijoor and MiFID II Rapporteur, Markus Ferber, the proposed extension does not come as a surprise. The reason for the

Insurance Distribution Directive published in Official Journal of the EU

4 February 2016

Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution was published in the Official Journal on 2 February 2016. 1. In general The Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution (IDD) (previously named ‘Insurance Mediation

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation enters into force

13 January 2016

The new Regulation on transparency of Securities Financing Transactions (also known as SFTR) was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 23 December 2015 and entered into force on 12 January 2016.  The SFTR is part of the Commission’s action plan on shadow banking and aims to improve the transparency of certain transactions