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  • SIFMA Statement On DOL Decision Not To Delay Fiduciary Rule

    Date 23/05/2017

    SIFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr, SIFMA president and CEO, on Department of Labor Secretary Acosta’s decision not to further delay the fiduciary rule beyond June 9, 2017: 

    “SIFMA has long-supported the creation of a best interest standard for brokers who provide personalized investment advice, and we continue to believe that the SEC is the appropriate regulator to do so. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress on the creation of a best interest standard that protects all retail investors, while preserving choice and investment services without raising costs."

  • SEC And MSRB To Hold Webinar On Series 50 Exam For Municipal Advisors

    Date 23/05/2017

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced a joint educational webinar to assist municipal advisors with understanding their professional qualification requirements. The live webinar, scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 3-4 p.m. ET, will provide information on signing up for the MSRB's Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Examination (Series 50 exam), preparing to take the Series 50 exam, and fulfilling municipal advisor firms' SEC registration obligations.

  • FESE: Response To Commission Consultation On European Supervisory Authorities

    Date 23/05/2017

    FESE has primarily worked with ESMA as they are the ESA focused on financial markets issues and are comprised of the National Competent Authorities that supervise exchanges. Overall, our view of the working of ESMA is quite positive, however, given their increased workload and the impending application of new markets regulation such as MiFID II / MiFIR, we consider that this review is timely in order to ensure that ESMA can fulfil its function properly.

  • Nasdaq And Citi Announce Pioneering Blockchain And Global Banking Integration - Solution Leverages Chain’s Blockchain Technology

    Date 23/05/2017

    Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Citi (NYSE: C) Treasury and Trade Solutions announced yesterday a new integrated payment solution that enables straight through payment processing and automates reconciliation by using a distributed ledger to record and transmit payment instructions.  A number of payment transactions have been concluded including Citi’s automated processing of cross-border payments via a link between the CitiConnect® for Blockchain connectivity platform and the Linq Platform powered by the Nasdaq Financial Framework. This collaboration has created a pioneering institutional banking solution that tightly integrates blockchain technology with Citi’s global financial network leveraging API technology.

  • Statement By Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen On The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s 2018 Budget Request

    Date 23/05/2017

    I am voting to advance this budget request for procedural reasons, but do not support it. My preference was to abstain, but I was advised that doing so would block the Commission from releasing its own budget because there are only two Commissioners at present.

  • EBA Publishes An Opinion On Own Funds In The Context Of The CRD CRR Review Proposal

    Date 23/05/2017

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the EU institutions expressing its views on a number of aspects related to own funds in the context of the European Commission's proposal to amend the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Capital Requirements Directive (CRD). In the Opinion, the EBA calls, in particular, for a possible strengthening of the Authority's role in assessing issuances of CET1 instruments. In addition, the Opinion elaborates on restrictions on distributions in the context of capital conservation measures and suggests introducing a general anti-circumvention principle. The views expressed in this Opinion are not meant to be exhaustive and focus on the areas deemed to be the most significant ones.

  • Trading Hours During The Holy Month Of Ramadan For The Saudi Stock Exchange

    Date 23/05/2017

    The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announces that trading hours during the holy month of Ramadan will remain unchanged and as follow: 

  • EBA Publishes Final Technical Standards On Valuation In Resolution

    Date 23/05/2017

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on valuation in resolution. These draft RTS are a crucial piece of regulation for the resolution framework as they aim to provide the independent valuer with common criteria for the valuation, which will inform the decisions made by resolution authorities, thus promoting a consistent approach to such valuations across the EU. 

  • London Stock Exchange Group Plc Transaction In Own Shares

    Date 23/05/2017

    London Stock Exchange Group plc (the "Company") announces that it has purchased through Barclays Capital Securities Limited, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2017, the following number of its ordinary shares of 6 79/86 pence each ("Shares") on the London Stock Exchange as part of the buyback programme announced on 29 March 2017:

  • EBA Updates On Monitoring Of CET1 Instruments

    Date 23/05/2017

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its fifth updated list of capital instruments that Competent Supervisory Authorities (CAs) across the European Union (EU) have classified as Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1). The list is for the first time accompanied by a Report, which includes additional information on the underlying objectives of the monitoring update as well as on the consequences of including or excluding instruments in or from the list.  The EBA intends to update this report on a regular basis to give account of new developments in CET1 issuances and market practices.