Ahead of the UN summit in Glasgow this November, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), recently urged companies and central banks to speed up climate risk assessment and improve environmental disclosures. Speaking at the launch of the finance agenda for the UN climate summit COP26, Lagarde spelled out the serious financial risks […]
In a recent report the European Banking Authority (EBA) has noted some improved consistency in Pillar 3 prudential disclosures, although further improvements are necessary. Pillar 3 disclosures are designed to foster increased transparency and market discipline by requiring regulated firms to make a range of prudential information about banks (and insurance companies) public. However, the […]
Co-operation between regulators on minimising cyber risk has ramped up recently as the EU’s Cyber Resilience Board has launched a pan-European initiative to share cyber information. Last week, at their fourth meeting, the Board launched the Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU). This is the first time pan-European agencies have come together to co-operate […]
This month the European Commission launched Europe’s ambitious new data strategy with a flurry of documents and two new consultations. Over the next five years the EU plans to create a single market for data that complements the common economic market ensuring that data should be able to flow across countries and sectors within the […]
On Tuesday, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis gave a speech at a key IFRS conference setting out a broad vision for the future of corporate reporting, incorporating a number of important strands for the XBRL community.
Following formal adoption by the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA) amendments relating to COREP and FINREP based on the final draft of Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) submitted in July 2019 have been finalised. All related documents including taxonomy files and filing rules can be found here.
Earlier this month the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its work.
European banks are seeking clarification on the European Banking Authority’s (EBA’s) e-money transaction and reporting regulations. Following an EBA workshop, banks from nine European countries have endorsed a note requesting clarification on the definition of e-money transactions and the related reporting requirements. EBA’s guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2 require banks to report fraudulent e-money […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has called on issuers to improve their disclosure of Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) in a recent report. The report assessed to what extent issuers comply with the guidelines for reporting alternative performance measures, finding significant room for improvement. Commonly used APM’s include earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) review of market data prices has found that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has not delivered on its objective of reducing the cost of market data or of establishing a consolidated tape for equities. MiFID II requires venues and data providers to publish market data […]