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December 2 2016

EU regulatory framework for benchmarks

The European Securities and Markets Authority ESMA consulted on technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation. The German Banking Industry Committee contributed to the process and sent its comments to ESMA.

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November 29 2016

OTC - derivatives

Comments of the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) on the consultative Report Harmonisation of critical OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) – second batch.

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November 18 2016

Comment on the Discussion Paper on the trading obligation for derivatives under MiFIR

The German Banking Industry is grateful for the opportunity to comment on ESMA ́s discussion paper on the trading obligation for derivatives under MiFIR.

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August 31 2016

Comments on Notice 2016-42 (proposed changes to qualified intermediary agreements)

The new rules in section 5.03(B) of the proposed QI agreement provide that the LOB declaration (which may be used by entities that are not fiscally transparent to document their status together with “alternative” documentary evidence.

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July 15 2016

Dividend equivalent payments: Request to postpone the implementation date of Section 871(m)

We welcome the release on 1 July 2016 of Notice 2016-42 containing a revised proposed qualified intermediary agreement. Unfortunately, the notice fails to answer most of our open questions concerning the treatment by qualified derivatives dealers of...

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