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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What does 'OTC equivalent' mean to you? Remarks on the dual nature of some key MiFID II definitions
Monday, 04 September 2017 05:30

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Complicated nature of MiFID II is expressed, inter alia, by the fact that given OTC derivative contract can be, concurrently - under the same MiFID II Directive - equivalent and not equivalent to the on-venue products.

 

This is not only the theoretical, cognitive disharmony but impacts directly on the scope of the trading position that can be taken in the derivatives market.

 

 

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