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Regulatory Updates

April 2021

Contact the PwC Malta Regulatory Team for further information in relation to any of the updates or if you wish to discuss how these may impact your business.

Welcome

Welcome to PwC Malta’s Regulatory Updates - giving a recap for this month of the main legislative updates and key regulator activity.

Asset Management

Local updates

05/04/2021 - Circular on Regulation No 648/2012 (‘EMIR’) and Regulation no 2015/2365 (‘SFTR’) - Consultation Paper on the simplification and harmonisation of fees to TRs under EMIR and SFTR
Circular can be found here.

07/04/2021 - The Nature and Art of Financial Supervision Volume IV- Securities and Markets Fund Management
Circular can be found here.

07/04/2021 - ESMA publishes its Annual Report on Enforcement and Regulatory Activities
Circular can be found here.

08/04/2021 - ESMA publishes the results of the 2020 CSA on UCITS Liquidity Risk Management
Circular can be found here.

12/04/2021 - Circular addressed to all Collective Investment Schemes regarding the Introduction of the Annual Fund Return
Circular can be found here.

26/04/2021 - Circular for Licence Holders availing of Freedom of Services
Circular can be found here.
 

International updates

06/04/2021 - ESMA updates SFTR Q&As
Link to the release can be found here.

06/04/2021 - ESMA updates its Q&As on MIFID II and MIFIR Market Structures Topics
Link to the release can be found here.

Banking

Local updates

14/04/2021 - Bi-Annual Update from Banking Supervision to Credit Institutions
Circular can be found here.

29/04/2021 - MFSA releases a Cross-Sectoral Self-Assessment Questionnaire on ICT and Cybersecurity Risks Management
Circular can be found here.
 

International update

15/04/2021 - EBA published final draft technical standards specifying the methods of prudential consolidation
Link to the release can be found here.

Data Protection

International updates

06/04/2021 - EU data protection authorities adopt joint opinion  on the Digital Green Certificate Proposals
Link to the release can be found here.

13/04/2021 - Guidelines 8/2020 on the targeting of social media users
Link to the publication can be found here.

16/04/2021 - EDPB Opinions on the draft United Kingdom (‘UK’) adequacy decisions
Link to the publication can be found here.

Gaming

Local updates

09/04/2021 - FIAU along with MGA & MFSA publish document entitled The Business Risk Assessment
Link to the publication can be found here.

09/04/2021 - The Business Risk Assessment
Link to the publication can be found here.

Insurance

Local update

23/04/2021 - Consultation Document on Chapter 4 of the Insurance Distribution rules
Link to the document can be found here.
 

International update

08/04/2021 - EIOPA launches its IDD Single Rulebook
Link to the release can be found here.

Pensions

Local update

16/04/2021 - Circular on the amendments to the Pension Rules & Legal Notices
Circular can be found here.

Sustainable Finance

Local update

29/04/2021 - Sustainable Finance and EU Taxonomy
Circular can be found here.

Contact us

Fabio Axisa

Fabio Axisa

Assurance Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 7191

Mark Lautier

Mark Lautier

Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6744

Chris Mifsud Bonnici

Chris Mifsud Bonnici

Senior Manager, Tax, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6935

Lee Ann Agius

Lee Ann Agius

Manager, Tax, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 4027

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