International Regulatory Updates


FEBRUARY 22, 2012
On 21st February 2012, the Council of the European Union adopted a Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps. The adoption of this Regulation follows the agreement reached with the European Parliament in first reading on 18th October 2011 and subsequent approval by the ...
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) announces a joint venture with the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) to launch the European Wholesale Securities Market (EWSM), a new market for wholesale fixedincome debt securities. The ISE will own 80% of the new market with the MSE having a 20% shareholding. The EWSM w ...
FEBRUARY 01, 2012
Low cost, efficient regulation and access to the European Union are the three key attributes that are putting Malta increasingly on the wish-list of financial firms looking for a regulatory jurisdiction, says Seonaid Mackenzie, Managing Partner at Sturgeon Ventures. Click here to access the full ...
FEBRUARY 01, 2012
Inside this issue: Revised Financial Conglomerates Directive Update on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive IOSCO publishes principles on suspension of CIS redemptions Guidelines by ESMA on Exchange Traded Funds and other UCITS issues Enforcement and Market Oversight Train ...
FEBRUARY 01, 2012
Mr Michael Duignan 51, has been appointed Director of the Securities and Markets Unit at the Malta Financial Services Authority with effect from 1st February, 2012. Mr Duignan is experienced in securities regulation and market supervision at the European level. He was previously Head of Securities a ...
JANUARY 05, 2012
Erik Nelson was working in Stamford, Connecticut, as a research analyst at FMG USA LLC, the U.S. arm of FMG, a fund of funds specializing in emerging and frontier markets, when his bosses called him into a meeting in September 2009. Click here to access the full press release.   ...
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Report presents a significantly improved calibration methodology. Final proposed factors are reflective of the average size of the portfolios of insurers in the European markets to which they are applied. Read full EIOPA Press Release. ...
JUNE 03, 2011
[1.0 Introduction] The Listing Authority has noted that a number of directors of companies licensed in terms of the Investment Services Act are also acting as directors of listed entities. Although the Listing Authority appreciates the fact that these persons may bring to the board of listed comp ...
JUNE 01, 2011
Inside this issue: Malta forum examines new developments in financial crime and its prevention Publication of the Consumer Complaints Unit Annual Report for 2010 Consultation - UCITS IV UCITS IV and Maltese Law Issue by FIAU of New Implementing Procedures MFSA Notices Licences ...
MAY 24, 2011
I- Background In June 2010 CESR published guidance on the registration process and related issues (CESR/Ref. 10- 347), as required by Article 21 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009. CESR‟s Guidance (the “CESR Guidance”) also dealt with the endorsement regime allowing the distribution and ...