EU lawmakers agree on EMIR fine-tuning

European lawmakers have agreed on European Commission proposals to reform the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), aiming to reduce costs for derivatives market participants and exempting small counterparties from clearing obligations.

  • By GlobalCapital
  • 06 Feb 2019

The political agreement from the European Parliament and EU member states rubber stamps reforms that should simplify rules for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The EC said the reforms would introduce more “proportionate” rules for corporates, reducing costs and regulatory burdens but without compromising financial stability, thereby maintaining “prudential objectives”.

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