FINMA’s recent approval of SIX and REGIS-TR as trade repositories for the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) triggers the date for Swiss companies to begin reporting derivatives. Swiss NFC- firms must now analyze their portfolio and counterparties to assess the regulation’s impact.
Some new regulations intended primarily for the financial industry may also have a significant impact on the capital-intensive commodities trading industry. Among these are the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), over-the-counter (OTC) contracts and the market abuse regulation (MAD/MAR). What is the current state of these regulations and how do t […]