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avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.
avivhandler has written 1124 posts for Energy Trading Regulation

ESMA publishes more MiFID II position limits opinions

ESMA has this week published seven further opinion documents relating to position limits under MiFID II, of which six relate to gas and one to power. This follows the publication of opinions in January (see here). The limits themselves have already been announced by the relevant National Competent Authority (in this case AFM, AMF and … Continue reading

UBS fined £27.6m for transaction reporting failures

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has fined UBS AG 27.6 million pounds sterling for transaction reporting infringements under MiFID I. The penalty notice can be found here. The fine relates to issues with  135.8 million transaction reports between November 2007 and May 2017. These can be divided into: Missing reports Incorrect reports Reports that were … Continue reading

MiFID II updates, CFTC position limits

While there is not much news relating to MiFID II specifically for those in energy and commodities, the wider financial services world has seen a great deal of discussion and activity since the first anniversary of the rules took place (see here). Any Investment Firm (which includes some energy and commodity market participants) needs to … Continue reading

More Brexit updates: FCA announcements

The news around Brexit now comes out on an hourly basis (for example see here on Sky News). A “no deal” Brexit remains very possible. As a result, following last week’s announcements (see here), the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made several of their own, in particular around EMIR and MiFID II: EMIR The … Continue reading

Brexit update – C6 carve out, NRA REMIT letters and more

The political side of Brexit still has not produced a concrete result (for example, see here on Sky News). With three weeks to go until the Brexit date of 29th March 2019, the majority of the market is preparing for a “no deal” scenario. Never the less, some thought is also being put into what … Continue reading

One week to go until the open anti abuse forum

There are a small number of places left at the anti abuse forum, which will be held next Monday 11th March in London. This discussion forum is open to all professionals in the European energy and commodities markets to provide a public mechanism to discuss issues arising out of the implementation of MAR and REMIT. No membership … Continue reading

Brexit update: US/UK agreement, EU recognition and more

The date for Brexit is now just over a month away, on 29th March at 11pm GMT. Politicians however are still deliberating on whether the Withdrawal Agreement will be signed, or whether there will be a “no deal” Brexit (for example, see here on The Guardian news site). There have also been some announcements affecting … Continue reading

GB Capacity Market update

The story around the GB Capacity Market continues, following its suspension last November (see here) and the start of an appeal (see here). Ofgem, GB’s  National Regulatory Authority,  has rejected the proposal  to continue with Capacity Market payments using a temporary scheme as per “notice P378” for now. This is because Ofgem do not believe … Continue reading

Another REMIT fine

Yesterday the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany’s National Regulatory Authority, announced that Uniper Global Commodities SE has been fined €150,000 for breaches of REMIT relating to market manipulation. In addition, two traders have been fined €1,500 and €2,000 respectively. The press release in English can be found here and in German here. The announcement is the latest in … Continue reading

3 weeks to go until the open anti abuse forum

There are just under 3 weeks to go until the open anti abuse forum for energy and commodities takes place in London on the 11th March 2019. This discussion forum is open to all professionals in the European energy and commodities markets to provide a public mechanism to discuss issues arising out of the implementation of … Continue reading