European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)

Markets, Regulators Not Yet United on Mifid II

Just over a week into Europe’s new financial regulatory regime, Joanne Faulkner assess the key challenges that still lie ahead as market participants and regulators alike grapple with the data and reporting requirements of Mifid II.

What to Do About Mifid II

Europe’s regulatory big bang arrives today as an evolving set of rules rather than a finished product.

70 Minutes with Steven Maijoor

Aggelos Andreou looks back on some of the topics of conversation that didn't make his profile of Esma's Steven Maijoor.

EU Gets Tough on ‘Research’ Unbundling

Mifid II will force sell-side firms to unbundle research fees from dealing commissions they charge to buy-side clients. The banks claim their front-office notes meet the criteria of being a minor non-monetary benefit, but EU watchdogs aren’t convinced,…

Will Eonia Sink or Swim in Hunt for Euribor Replacement?

The European Central Bank has intervened to rescue stalling benchmark reform and find a new risk-free rate for swaps. But the Eonia rate has seen dwindling transaction volumes in recent years, and while the ECB’s new overnight rate is regarded as the top…

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