Posts Tagged ‘ EMIR ’

Moody’s: Swedish move positive

Oct 2nd, 2015
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A Swedish government plan to introduce a legislative 2% minimum overcollateralisation level – prompted by EU derivatives clearing regulations – would be credit positive for covered bonds, according to Moody’s.

Swedish government plans 2% OC minimum to meet EMIR criteria

Sep 25th, 2015
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The Swedish government is proposing to introduce a 2% minimum overcollateralisation requirement in legislation so the country’s covered bonds will meet the criteria necessary for exemption from central clearing obligations for OTC derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Covered win swap concessions, but law changes for OC seen

Oct 10th, 2014
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ESMA released final draft RTS on central clearing requirements for OTC derivatives on Wednesday of last week (1 October) that featured several concessions to the covered bond industry, but the regulator did not make all the requested changes and related changes to Norwegian and Swedish laws are now in store.

ESMA covered swaps carve-out ‘a positive signal’

Jul 24th, 2014

The European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA) has proposed exempting covered bond derivatives from a central clearing obligation under EMIR if certain conditions are fulfilled, and market participants said the proposal sends a positive signal.

ESAs’ EMIR consult offers swaps hope for covered bond industry

Apr 17th, 2014
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European Supervisory Authorities EBA, ESMA and EIOPA launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards for EMIR on Monday, which they said provide some flexibility for covered bonds, with one source cautiously welcoming the proposals as “looking quite positive”.