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The European Market Abuse Regulations (MAR) have been at the forefront of the financial regulatory landscape since July 2016. Despite its six-year presence, compliance with MAR regulations remains a consistent priority for regulators across Europe, including the UK. Regulatory enforcement continues to unveil that firms still grapple with adherence to rules governing the management of material nonpublic information (MNPI).
The forthcoming Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA) aims to standardise the regulatory landscape for crypto-assets within the European Union (EU). This is particularly significant for crypto-assets that do not currently fall under existing financial services legislation. My Compliance Office (MCO) recently explored how companies can prepare for MiCA.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the top regulator and supervisor of the European Union’s (EU) financial markets, has issued its inaugural consultation package under the framework of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation. Stakeholders are invited to share their views until 20 September 2023.
In a recent post by Novatus Advisory, the company outlined the European Supervisory Authorities understanding on greenwashing.
Eventus recently outlined some of the key things compliance officers need to know around the new MiCA legislation.
The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published a joint thematic report on national financial education initiatives on digitalisation.
ESMA’s recent MAR Review acknowledged there were varying views on pre-hedging. Eventus has explored whether pre-hedging counts as market manipulation.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is currently consulting on reviewed guidelines on MiFID II product governance guidelines.