Yearly Archives: 2017

E.U. – ESMA Advises Short-Selling Rules

On 21 December, ESMA issued advice to EC on elements of short-sales. Proposed amendments for controversial areas of short-selling regulation (SSR). Aims to improve relevance, effectiveness, coherence, and efficiency of the SSR. SSR lays down common regulatory framework for powers on short sales, CDS. Aims to ensures greater coordination and consistency between Member States. Enhance…
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Germany – BaFin Position Limits for MiFID

On 19 December 2017, BaFin issued draft position limits to take effect from Jan. 4, 2018. Interested parties may provide comments on draft position limits, until Jan. 1, 2018. Hearing limits: French power future base and peak; non-liquid commodity derivative. Included Italian power future; Phelix power base and peak; Spanish and Swiss power.
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E.U. EC Commodity Derivative Limit

On 15 December 2017, ESMA updated liquid commodity derivative list contract position limits. List now included position limit and ESMA opinion in relation to ICE Brent crude contract.
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E.U. – ESMA Commodity Limits FAQ

On 19 December, ESMA issued FAQs on commodity derivatives per MiFID. ESMA also updated liquid commodity derivative contracts list, re limits. List now include position limits, ESMA opinion in relation to ICE Brent Crude contract. Position limits Q:15, on how spot month should be defined for contracts where there are daily, weekly, quarterly or calendar…
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