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RIMES Regulatory Seminar: EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) – The Next Steps

Although the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) came into force this past January, benchmark users have been given a period of grace, ending in January 2020, to seek authorization or registration for benchmarks already in use. However, as the full implications of the BMR fall into focus it is becoming clear that as 2020 draws near, uncertainty remains over how to achieve compliance, appropriately and efficiently.

We’re inviting you to this complimentary seminar to provide you with the latest guidance on the BMR, and explain the next steps required for you to achieve BMR compliance.

Topics:

  • The evolving situation with third-country providers, halfway through the two-year period and in view of Brexit
  • The latest ESMA Q&A on the application of the BMR, including upcoming guidance for non-significant benchmarks
  • The ongoing work of the ECB-ESMA-EuCom streams on risk-free reference rates
  • The proposal by the European Commission to create two different specific labels for benchmarks, within the sustainable finance project.

Speakers:

  • Heather Pilley
    Markets Policy and International Division
    Financial Conduct Authority
  • Jochem Kimman
    Senior Supervision Officer 
    AFM (Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets)
  • María José Gómez Yubero
    Head of Resolution and Financial Stability Issues, Directorate General of Policy and International Affairs
    CNMV (Spanish National Securities Market Commission)
  • Martina Tambucci
    Head of the Regulation Office
    Consob (Italian Financial Services Authority)
  • Will Dibble
    Partner – Financial Services & Products Group
    CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

For more information and to register, contact us.