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SFTR for NFCs cancelled in UK – and other Brexit divergences

On Tuesday 23rd June Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, issued this statement providing updates on how Financial Services regulations will be applied in the UK once the Brexit transitional period ends on 31 December 2020. Contained within it is an announcement that the UK will not be applying the Securities Financing Transaction … Continue reading

Brexit: UK to run own ETS – will it link to the EU ETS?

The UK’s Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that a standalone Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will run in the UK after Brexit, replacing the European ETS in the UK. The objective is to initially shadow the EU ETS but eventually tighten it in order to achieve the “net zero by 2050” … Continue reading

Corona delays in Singapore – Brexit transition

Corona related announcements continue: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced a series of delays and changes due to the Corona virus. The announcement can be found here. These include item 13 which delays the start of the final phase of derivatives reporting from 1 October 2020 to 1 October 2021.  Many commodities firms … Continue reading

FCA’s Call for Input on accessing and using wholesale data

Last week the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority(FCA) released this Call for Input(CFI) on “Accessing and using wholesale data”. The CFI covers: Trading data Benchmarks Market data vendor services The CFI examines many issues including the pricing and availability of trade and order data across different venue types, which could for example be used as part … 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

Brexit day arrives

At midnight tonight CET, 11pm GMT the UK will officially leave the European Union. While some are moving (see here on Sky News) and others are celebrating (see here on the Daily Mail web site), Brexit does require consideration in terms of the rules that impact energy and commodities. Until the end of 2020, the … Continue reading

CEER defends REMIT carve out – Extension of CCP equivalence

Yesterday saw some announcements just before the seasonal break: The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)  published its response to the recent consultation on the MiFID II position limits regime (see here). The response objects to the proposal to remove the “REMIT carve out” found in MiFID II Annex I Section C, that removes gas … Continue reading

Brexit: CCP equivalence to be extended

The European Commission has confirmed in a speech that the temporary equivalence of UK Central Clearing Counterparties (CCP) will be extended further than the end of March 2020, as previously granted. This story on The Trade News reports on the speech in which confirmation was made. The extension means that in the event of a … Continue reading

Brexit update: “No-deal” information

The latest news on Brexit is that a new deal has been negotiated (see here on the Sky News web site). However, with a “no-deal” exit still possible on 31st October, it is still necessary to be as prepared as possible for such an outcome. The FCA has promised in this statement that in the … Continue reading

“No-deal Brexit” REMIT update published by Utility Regulator

The Utility Regulator,  the National Regulatory Authority(NRA) for Northern Ireland, has published this updated note which provides guidance to affected entities as to whether and how to re-register under REMIT in the event of a No-deal Brexit. This follows information published by ESMA and the FCA earlier this week (see here). In the event of … Continue reading