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ICAS
December Newsletter - Issue 46/2018
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Announcements
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EIOPA
Evaluates the European Insurance Intermediaries Markets
13 December 2018
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") published the report on the Evaluation of the Structure of Insurance Intermediaries Markets in Europe in accordance with Article 41(5) of the Insurance Distribution Directive ("IDD"). This report, which is the very first one of regular evaluation reports, provides an overview of the status of the European Intermediaries markets up to 31 December 2017, relating to data for the period from 2013 to 2017. more...
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FCA
Proposes changes to facilitate investment in patient capital
12 December 2018
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has proposed changes to further enable retail investors to invest in patient capital through unit-linked funds. The FCA is also exploring how UK authorised funds can be used to invest in patient capital. more...
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Other Alerts
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EBA
Consults on guidelines on ICT and security risk management
13 December 2018
The European Banking Authority ("EBA") launched a consultation on its draft Guidelines on information communication technology ("ICT") and security risk management. These Guidelines establish requirements for credit institutions, investment firms and payment service providers ("PSPs") on the mitigation and management of their ICT risks and aim to ensure a consistent and robust approach across the Single market. The consultation runs until 13 March 2019. more...
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EBA
Publishes final guidelines on the STS criteria in securitisation
12 December 2018
The EBA published its final Guidelines, which will provide a harmonised interpretation of the criteria for the securitisation to be eligible as simple, transparent and standardised ("STS") on a cross- sectoral basis throughout the Union. These Guidelines will play a crucial role in the new EU securitisation framework that becomes applicable on 1 January 2019, by providing a single point of consistent interpretation of the STS criteria for all entities involved in the STS securitisation including originators, sponsors, investors, competent authorities and third-party STS verifiers. more...
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Market News
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Financial Times
Wall Street banks turn skittish on leveraged loans
14 December 2018
"Borrowers forced to be more flexible on terms as power shifts to investors.more...
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Bloomberg 
Bitcoin sinks nearer to $3,000 level as December losses mount
14 December 2018
"Bitcoin headed for another weekly slump, with the largest cryptocurrency heading closer to $3,000 a level unseen since September last year." more...
 
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Bloomberg Professional 
What is the Norway model, and can it solve Brexit?
11 December 2018
"With the U.K. Parliament balking at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, Norway's arrangement with the European Union is getting another look. It's a model that might just find broader support - at least as a temporary move - until a better answer can be found. Supporters say it's a lifeboat option that honors the result of the 2016 referendum in which Britons voted to exit the bloc, while minimising damage to the U.K. economy by ensuring closer ties than May's plan would. But the route is fraught with obstacles of its own, not least of which is that the EU might not agree." more...
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Reuters
Oil prices fall on China economy worries, but output cuts support
14 December 2018
"Oil prices slipped after China reported slower economic growth, pointing to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer although market sentiment was supported by supply cuts agreed last week by major crude producers." more...
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