On 26 April 2021, ESMA announced that it has reached the last stage in the assessment process of applications received from Securitisation Repositories (SRs) under the Securitisation Regulation (SECR).
The obligation to report securitisation transactions to an SR under the SECR will apply as soon as one SR is formally registered. ESMA will inform market participants when the registration of the first SR(s) is completed. ESMA has 40 working days in which to finalise its assessment of the registration and, if favourable, the entity will be registered as a SR five working days after the registration decision is adopted.
ESMA encourages reporting entities to take all necessary preparatory measures to comply with their reporting obligations to a SR.
In an effort to assist not only its Members, the Association has obtain an offer by a competent professional, for the preparation of the legal agreement "Portfolio Agreement of an AIF" in English.
The agreement is available at the price of €300+19%vat for the Members of the Association and for non-Members at the price of €600+19%vat.
If you are interested please press the below field for registration purposess.
The European Commission published a revised methodology for identifying high-risk third countries on 7 May 2020.
Its key new elements are an increased interaction with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) listing process; an enhanced engagement with the third countries; and reinforced consultation of Member States and the European Parliament.
The updated list refers to the following: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Ghana, Iraq, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
On 21 December 2020, ESMA published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, issued under MAR in 2019.
The report shows that Member State national competent authorities and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.
CySEC imposed only one financial penalty of €20 thousand .
You are hereby informed that the Association has obtained a positive legal opinion from a Law Firm in Russia according of which CIFs are allowed to provide investment and ancillary services and/or perform investment activities inter alia to clients located in the Russian Federation, without the need of authorisation by the competent supervisory authorities of the country.
A certified copy of the legal opinion is available from the Association for its Members at the price of €500+19%vat and for non-Members at the price of €700+19%vat.
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