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Essential resources from regulators and market participants

Steven Maijoor sets out ESMA's view on OTC derivatives

Steven Maijoor sets out ESMA's view on OTC derivatives at the 2015 ISDA Annual Europe Conference: Clearing the way towards an OTC derivatives union. (September 2015)

Clearing the way towards an OTC derivatives union: 2015 ISDA Annual Europe Conference
ESMA readies MiFID II, MAR, and CSDR

ESMA publishes final set of technical standards on MiFID, MAR and CSDR. Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: "The magnitude of this change should not be underestimated. But the past has taught us that change is needed in order to make markets more transparent, efficient, and safer to invest in. This will entail a certain cost but we should not forget the other side of this equation, which is the great benefits safer and sounder markets will bring to everybody.” (September 2015)

ESMA readies MiFID II, MAR, and CSDR
Trax Match: Post trade risks... Settling the costs

A Trax Match white paper: Increased costs and risks a key concern in trade confirmation process. (June 2015)

Increased costs and risks a key concern in trade confirmation process
Celent: EMIR and CSDR - Understanding the impact on CCPs and CSDs

A report from Celent looking at the impact of EMIR on central counterparties and central securities depositories. (April 2015)  

EMIR and CSDR: Understanding the Impact on CCPs and CSDs
ESMA provides implementing rules for MiFID II

ESMA consults on technical standards on MiFID and MiFIR (December 2014)

Press Release - ESMA provides implementing rules for MiFID II
Final text of MiFID II & MiFIR

Final text of MiFID II and MiFIR published. Summarising the new rules before they were formally agreed, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier said: "The new rules will improve the way markets function... establish a safer, more transparent and more responsible financial system and restore investor confidence in the wake of the financial crisis." (May 2014)

Final text of MiFID II & MiFIR
Sharon Bowles: 2014 European Capital Markets Forum speech

Sharon Bowles, MEP and former Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, speaking at the 2014 European Capital Markets Forum.

2014 Keynote Address – Sharon Bowles, MEP
FCA: Regulatory Developments and the Changing Market Structure

David Lawton sets out the UK Financial Conduct Authority's view on regulatory developments. (March 2014)

Regulatory Developments and the Changing Market Structure
European Commission: MiFID II - FAQs

European Commission first consults on reviews to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive three years after it was originally brought into force to address rapid changes in market structure and technology and meet G20 commitments to reform made after the Financial crisis. (December 2010)

European Commission: MiFID II - FAQ