17 February – ICMA updated recommendations for reporting under SFTR
17 February – GBP ExCom new Q&As for sustainability- linked bonds (SLBs)
AMIC next month:
3 March – ICMA to submit its response to the IOSCO bond ETF survey
25 March – AMIC ExCom meeting
4 February - ESAs publish final report and draft RTS on disclosures under SFDR: EBA, EIOPA and ESMA delivered to the European Commission (EC) the Final Report, including the draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS), on the content, methodologies and presentation of disclosures under the EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR).
4 February - Eurosystem agrees on common stance for climate change-related sustainable investments in non-monetary policy portfolios: The Eurosystem central banks have defined a common stance for applying sustainable and responsible investment principles in the euro-denominated non-monetary policy portfolios that they each manage under their own responsibility. The common agreement follows extensive preparatory work within the Eurosystem and has also benefited from the analysis of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and is aligned with its recommendations.
25 February - FSB Chair’s letter to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors: The FSB sent a letter to G20 setting out its ambitious work programme for 2021 which seeks to address vulnerabilities directly related to COVID-19 and to increase resilience of non-bank financial intermediation.
2 February - Financial benchmarks: Council adopts new rules addressing LIBOR cessation:The Council adopted amendments to the Benchmark Regulation addressing the termination of financial benchmarks.
1 February - Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) exposures to commercial real estate: ESRB has indicated that ESMA is recommended to publish aggregated data on the exposures of the entities subject to its supervision to commercial real estate (CRE) markets in the EU.
1 February - ESMA finalises rules on standardised information to facilitate cross-border distribution funds: ESMA has published a final report on implementing technical standards (ITS) under the Regulation on cross-border distribution of funds. The ITS focus on the publication of information by national competent authorities (NCAs) on their websites, the notification of information by NCAs to ESMA and the publication of information by ESMA on its website.
3 February - EIOPA’S board of supervisors agrees on changes to the PRIIPs key information document: ESAs submitted to the European Commission draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on amendments to the key information document for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs).
3 February - ESMA provides input to the commission on improvements for ELTIF: ESMA has sent highlighting key topics of the ELTIF review where we see the need to consider amendments to this framework.
3 February - FCA sets out its approach to international firms: The publication explained how the FCA will assess international firms when they apply for authorisation to operate in the UK market. The FCA has considered responses to a consultation published last year (CP20/20) and today we have also published a feedback statement alongside the approach document.
22 February - The case for an open financial system - speech by Andrew Bailey: Andrew Bailey looked at the benefits of a global financial system, and talks about the UK’s current and future role in it.
8 February - Speech by Robert Ophèle, AMF Chairman on "Regulatory considerations in an era of digital acceleration": His speech touched upon the changes the current digital acceleration could bring about for financial markets and its players.
24 February - Steven Maijoor delivers statement on GameStop at the ECON committee: ESMA Chair, Steven Maijoor, addressed the Members of the European Parliament within the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). He was invited together with the European Commission's Director for Financial Markets, Ugo Bassi, for an exchange of views on GameStop share trading and related phenomena.
26 February - IOSCO publishes work programme for 2021-2022: IOSCO published its 2021 -2022 work programme to further its core objectives to protect investors, maintaining fair, efficient and transparent markets and addressing systemic risks.
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