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Regulatory Updates

November 2020

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

04/11/2020 - Review of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
Circular can be found here.

09/11/2020 - Circular on Regulation no. 2015/2365 on Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (‘SFTR’) - Publication of Q&As on SFTR Reporting
Circular can be found here.

09/11/2020 - ESMA Q&A on MiFID II and MiFIR Investor Protection and Intermediaries Topics
Circular can be found here.

10/11/2020 - Circular on the Restructuring of the MFSA Loan Funds Regime
Circular can be found here.

13/11/2020 - ESMA Consultation Paper on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation
Circular can be found here.

19/11/2020 - Transaction reporting by Non-Financial Counterparties under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2365 (‘SFTR’)
Circular can be found here.

24/11/2020 - Opinion of the European Banking Authority (“The EBA”) on the Prudential Treatment of Legacy Instruments
Circular can be found here.


International updates

06/11/2020 - ESMA Updates Q&A on Benchmarks Regulation
Link to the release can be found here.

09/11/2020 - ESMA Updates Q&As for Prospectus and Transparency Rules Linked to Brexit
Link to the release can be found here.

10/11/2020 - ESMA updates Brexit statements for the end of the UK transition period
Link to the release can be found here.

Banking

Local update

13/11/2020 - The Nature and Art of Financial Supervision - Banking - Credit Institutions
Link to the document can be found here.
 

International updates

03/11/2020 - The EBA launches consultation to incorporate ESG risks into the governance, risk management and supervision of credit institutions and investments firms
Link to the release can be found here.

04/11/2020 - EBA publishes revised final draft technical standards and Guidelines on methodology and disclosure for global systemically important institutions
Link to the release can be found here.

09/11/2020 - The EBA reminds financial institutions of the need for readiness in view of the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December 2020
Link to the release can be found here.

European Single Electronic Format (ESEF)

Local updates

01/11/2020 - ESMA Public Statement - European Common Enforcement Priorities for 2020 Annual Financial Reports
Circular can be found here.

11/11/2020 - European Commission publishes an Interpretative Communication on the European Single Electronic Format 
Circular can be found here.

Financial Institutions

International update

03/11/2020 - EBA encourages financial institutions to put the required focus on consumers’ interests when applying Product Oversight & Governance Arrangements
Link to the release can be found here.

Gaming

Local update

23/11/2020 - The MGA launches online platform for suspicious betting reporting
Link to the release can be found here.

General Application

Local update

18/11/2020 - Circular to the Industry on Brexit Readiness
Circular can be found here.

Insurance

Local update

09/11/2020 - Circular for Insurance & Reinsurance Undertakings - Regulatory Submissions Reporting Deadlines
Circular can be found here.

Pensions

International update

12/11/2020 - EIOPA calls for sound supervisory practices in registering or authorising IORPSs to foster a level-playing field across the EU
Link to the release 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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