Both the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySEC”) have made it clear that one of their main focus areas in 2019 is to review and continue monitoring investment firms’ MiFID II and EMIR transaction reporting compliance.
The FCA’s Supervisory Priorities
The FCA noted in their Business Plan for 2019-20 that they will continue to examine how investment firms are implementing MiFID II, stressing that they will continue to build on the use of MiFID II transaction reporting data to help detect market abuse.
The FCA will carry out further work on investment firms’ compliance with regulatory reporting and evaluate the effect of the policies brought in by MiFID II.
CySEC’s Supervisory Approaches
CySEC have stated in the Supervisory Priorities for 2019 document that they will continuously monitor Cyprus Investment Firms’ (“CIFs”) compliance with their regulatory obligations under MiFID II, MiFIR and EMIR, particularly in areas that entail significant risks to investors and market stability.
With regards to the EMIR framework, CySEC will also focus on the data quality reported to the Trade Repositories.
For MiFIR and MiFID II, CySEC will analyse current events for each sector and investigate potential drivers of poor outcomes for investors and market stability, by focusing on:
- product governance requirements,
- obligations to provide certain information to clients or potential clients,
- appropriateness assessment obligations,
- transaction reporting requirements,
- transparency requirements,
- inducements and remuneration requirements, and
- information on cost and charges requirements.
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