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Understanding the ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement

The launch of the Protocol and the Supplement represents a key landmark in the transition away from IBORs but is not a one-stop solution. By Yvette D. Valdez, Becky Critchley, Adam Bruce Fovent, J. Ashley Weeks, Deric Behar, and Anna Lewis-Martinez On October 23, 2020, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published its … Continue Reading

ISDA Gearing up to Launch IBOR Fallbacks Protocol

Regulators and industry groups strongly encourage market participants to adopt ISDA’s much-anticipated IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Definitions Supplement. By Yvette D. Valdez, Becky Critchley, Deric Behar, and Anna Lewis-Martinez The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a statement from its Board of Directors confirming that on October 23, 2020 it will launch its … Continue Reading

European Commission Proposes Changes to MiFID II Due to COVID-19

Many of the wide ranging amendments address the perceived barriers MiFID II introduced in capital markets and are likely to be welcomed by industry. By Nicola Higgs, Anne Mainwaring, Gabriel Lakeman and Anna Lewis-Martinez The European Commission (the Commission) has adopted a legislative proposal for a directive amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments … Continue Reading

Hong Kong SFC Refines OTC Derivatives Licensing Regime

By Simon Hawkins and Kenneth Hui The SFC’s consultation conclusions carve out non-financial groups and multilateral portfolio compression services. On 12 June 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its conclusions (Consultation Conclusions) on its December 2017 consultation paper that proposed modifications to the scope of regulated activities (i.e., activities for which a licence … Continue Reading

Derivatives Market Reform – Progress Report

10 Key Regulatory Focus Areas for UK/European Wholesale Markets in 2019 By David Berman, Carl Fernandes  Nicola Higgs, Rob Moulton, Charlotte Collins, and Christopher Sullivan. In the fifth post of this 10-blog series, we identify key milestones in the derivatives market for the year ahead. This is taken from our wider publication: 10 Key Regulatory Focus Areas for UK/European Wholesale Markets in … Continue Reading
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