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MiFID II ancillary activities tests once more - legislators and supervisors uncertain how to apply new rules
Monday, 02 July 2018 20:00

  

The MiFID II ancillary activities tests must be calculated for each separate person who trades in commodity derivatives within a group, said the European Commission on 31 May 2018.


Is it good or bad, someone may ask. It depends, lawyers usually answer.

 

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Major reform of the European energy market approaches at a fast pace
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

 

Although in April the focus is on the GDPR, the Electricity Directive also deserves some attention.

 

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How Commissioner Arias Cañete saved electric cars
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 20:26

 

Charge point operators supplying electric vehicles with a charging service are final customers and do not require registration as Distribution System Operators (DSOs).

 

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Trade-supporting IT tools subject to a MiFID audit
Saturday, 03 March 2018 00:00

 

It is time now for traders to take a closer look at an IT infrastructure used to support trading decisions. What for? Do you think that you have nothing common with the algorithmic trading technique? You may be wrong...

 

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Transfer of positions between hedging and speculative portfolios under the MiFID II and EMIR OTC derivatives reporting frameworks
Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:46

 

Internal policies must “define a priori“ the types of OTC derivative contracts included in the hedging portfolios.

 

Is it possible, then, to change the portfolios allocation after the trade was reported under EMIR and MiFID II?

 

Positive answer to this question may add some value to OTC derivatives trading strategies.

 

 

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Systematic internaliser’s transparency - complicated puzzle
Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:35

 

It is difficult to capture all legal requirements with respect to transparency of the systematic internaliser’s quotes and transactions at a glance.

 

Firstly, the pre-trade and post-trade issues must be differentiated.

 

Another layer of complexity is introduced by distinct legal frameworks regulating systematic internaliser’s transparency for:

 

- bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives, on the one hand, and


- shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments, on the other.

 

If to concentrate on products like bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives firstly, it occurs that to determine transparency obligations we must separately analyse not only clients of the systematic internaliser and other market participants but also different categories of clients of the same systematic internaliser.

 

Liquid and illiquid markets have their specificities too.

 

To decode the respective requirements the diagram recently revealed by the ESMA is much helpful.

 

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Do not miss the NC RfG notification deadlines!
Friday, 29 September 2017 11:30

 

Considering the lapsing deadlines set by the Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631 of 14 April 2016 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators (NC RfG) it may be useful, particularly for energy market participants carrying out significant investments in or the refurbishments of the generation fleet, to take account of some NC RfG notification requirements that may occur important.

 

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ESMA’s action plan

of 12 July 2018

for systematic internaliser regime calculations

postpones the publication

for derivatives and other instruments

to 1 February 2019

 

The MiFID II ancillary activities tests

must be calculated for each separate person

who trades in commodity

derivatives within a group

(European Commission’s stance of 31 May 2018)

 

The temporary period

allowing for a smooth introduction of the use of

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs)

brought-in in December 2017 ceases in July 2018

and will not be extended

(ESMA statement of 20 June 2018)

 

Formal start of the

Single Intraday Coupling (SIDC)

on 12 June 2018

 

EU ETS Linear Reduction Factor (LRF) 

increased from 1,74 % in the period 2013 - 2020

to 2,2 % starting in 2021

 

Regulators concerned over the methodology for cross-zonal capacity calculations in the negotiated Winter Energy Package

 

Intraday Cross-Zonal Gate Opening Time (IDCZGOT) determined!

 

Intraday Cross-Zonal Gate Closure Time (IDCZGCT) determined!

 

Supplier switching - the ITRE’s stance

 

Price Comparison Tools (PCTs) - the ITRE’s stance

  

 

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