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    26/02/2024
    Europe

    The CBAM – what is it and how will it affect the market?

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    Regulation (EU) 2023/956 establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) entered into force on 17 May 2023. The implementation of the CBAM has been divided into a transitional period (from 1 October 2023 to 31 December 2025) and a target period (starting 1 January 2026).Why has the CBAM been introduced?With the establishment of the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading (EU ETS) in 2005, which covers, among other things, energy intensive installations, the European Union has set a course of action to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. However, the ever-rising costs...
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    20/02/2024
    Europe

    Listing Act: provisional agreement reached between the EP and the Council

    IntroductionOn 7 December 2022, the European Commission (EC) submitted a package of measures known as the “Listing Act” (the Act), aiming at making public markets more attractive for European Union (EU) companies by facilitating access to capital for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) (Refer to our earlier publication on this topic for more detail on the initial proposal)On the one hand, the Act put forward several amendments to Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament (the EP) and of the Council (the Prospectus Regulation), Regulation No 596/2014 of the EP...
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    15/02/2024
    Luxemburg

    CSSF publishes updated mo­ney-laun­de­ring/ter­ro­rist financing risk assessment for the private banking sector

    On 7 February 2024, the Luxembourg supervisory authority for the financial sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, “CSSF”) released the updated Private Banking Sub-Sector money laundering/terrorist financing (“ML/TF”) Risk Assessment (the “2023 PBSSRA”).The 2023 PBSSRA pertains to all supervised entities carrying out private banking activities, and in particular to (i) private banks when carrying out asset management services (i.e. custody of financial assets and investment services) and ancillary services (i.e. current account banking, credit...
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    14/02/2024
    EU

    The EU Parliament and Council reached an agreement on ESG rating

    On 5 February 2024, the European Parliament (the Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached a provisional agreement on the EU Commission's proposal from June 2023 for a regulation governing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating activities. This rating aims to offer an assessment of a company's or a financial instrument's sustainability profile, ultimately bolstering investor confidence in sustainable products. ESG ratings' new rules appear as a priority, as they will strengthen the reliability and comparability of ESG ratings and improve the transparency...
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    13/02/2024
    EU

    EU legislative initiatives on recovery and resolution planning for insurance undertakings are taking shape

    With the compromise proposal for an Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive (IRRD) published by the EU Council in January 2024, EU legislative initiatives to establish a recovery and resolution framework for insurance undertakings are taking shape. The following article has summarised selected aspects concerning Austrian (and potentially other EU) insurers, which - from experience with early stages of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) - are of particular interest for group-wide asset liability management and capital planning, collateral management, the product landscape and...
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    09/02/2024
    Europe

    ESMA reports on impact-washing concerns around funds focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    IntroductionOn 1 February 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an article on the efficiency of funds focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in which it questioned the fulfilment of their promises. ESMA’s article defends the importance of this subject, highlighting that the existence of well-known sustainability frameworks such as SDGs in impact claims requires specific attention to ensure that products and strategies aiming at fostering such objectives stand true to their claims.With EUR 74bn in assets under management in September...
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