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Regulatory Updates

October 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.

Anti-Money Laundering

Local updates

18/10/2021 - Revised Implementing Procedures Part I
Link to the release can be found here.


International updates

21/10/2021 - High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action - October 2021
Link to the release can be found here.

28/10/2021 - Updated Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers 
Link to the release can be found here.

10/2021 - Digital transformation of AML/CFT for Operational Agencies
Link to the release can be found here.

22/10/2021 - Cross Border Payments Survey Results
Link to the release can be found here.

10/2021 - Revisions to Recommendation 24 and its Interpretive Note - Public Consultation
Link to the release can be found here.

Asset Management

Local updates

01/10/2021 - The Implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) - Notification on the process to be adopted for the submission of updates to the pre-contractual document (prospectus) by PIFs and de Minimis AIFMs
Circular can be found here.

04/10/2021 - Circular on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”)
Circular can be found here.

06/10/2021 - Circular on Updates to the Q&As on Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 - the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (‘EMIR’ or the ‘Regulation’)
Circular can be found here.

06/10/2021 - Circular on Updates to the Q&As on Regulation N0 2015/2365 - Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (‘SFTR’ or ‘the Regulation’)
Circular can be found here.

08/10/2021 - Circular on the Updates made to Part A of the Investment Services Rules for Investment Services Providers’
Circular can be found here.

11/10/2021 - Investment Firms Classification & XBRL Submissions Testing Phase
Circular can be found here.

20/10/2021 - Update on CBM Reporting & Appendix 2B for Fund Managers
Circular can be found here.

26/10/2021 - Reporting according to Annex IV to Article 3 and 24 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 supplementing Directive 2011/61/EU and Annex 5 to Appendix 13 of the Investment Services Rules for Investment Services Providers Qualifying as AIFMs and De-Minimis AIFMs (“AIFMD Reporting”) – New Validation Rules on the Reporting Files
Circular can be found here.


International updates

01/10/2021 - ESMA seeks Stakeholder Input on Shaping Advice on Retail Investor Protection
Link to the publication can be found here.

19/10/2021 - EBA publishes final draft regulatory standards on disclosure of investment policy by investment firms
Link to the publication can be found here.

22/10/2021 - ESAS Propose New Rules For Taxonomy-Related Product Disclosures
Link to the publication can be found here.

Conduct of Business

Local updates

04/10/2021 - Consultation on Review of the MiFID II Framework on Best Execution Reports issued by ESMA
Circular can be found here.

15/10/2021 - Call for Evidence on the European Commission Mandate on Certain Aspects relating to Retail Investor Protection
Circular can be found here.

Consultation Documents

Local update

28/10/2021 - Asset Management Strategy
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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