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6 years of EMIR reporting

It is 6 years today since EMIR reporting started, on the 12th February 2014. The initial post from that day can be found here. Interestingly, for those in the energy industry, the start date also coincided with the eWorld fair. Since then there have been several changes to the reporting formats, initially through “validation” updates … Continue reading

MiFID II position limits opinions published by ESMA

On Friday ESMA published a set of opinions on MiFID II position limits that have been submitted to them by National Competent Authorities (NCA). The process under MiFID is for NCAs to establish the limit levels, and then to submit them for an opinion to ESMA. In this instance, one previously submitted limit, on OMIP … Continue reading

Commodity derivatives pre trade transparency rules under MiFIR, Brexit

Yesterday, ESMA published this statement, providing an update on the matter of financial trading venues’ compliance with the MiFIR pre-trade transparency rules. This follows a briefing published in June that advised that venues where commodity derivative instruments were traded did not qualify for a waiver from the rules and so would be required to comply … Continue reading

CFTC proposes position limits rules

Last Thursday the CFTC unveiled the latest and possibly final proposal for mandatory position limits on certain commodity derivative contracts. This is the latest version of the rules which formed part of the Dodd Frank Act but which so far have not been implemented (see here). The new version proposes several changes to the previously … Continue reading

eWorld – Essen 11th to 13th February

The “e-world” exhibition takes place next week in Essen, Germany (see here). This sees a gathering of a large cross section of Europe’s energy industry. Anyone wishing to meet on the 11th or 12th February for a general discussion on the regulation of the wholesale energy market is welcome to email info@etr-advisory.com or to fill in … Continue reading