EFAMA welcomes ESMA’s Call for Evidence on asset segregation and custody services as a precious occasion to confirm our previous key messages - as per our response to the previous consultation around Guidelines on asset segregation under the AIFMD of December 2014 – and to clarify our position on new aspects of ESMA’s work.
EFAMA reply to FSB consultation on proposed policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities from asset management activities
EFAMA firstly wishes to commend the FSB’s change of focus in the course of 2015, from a proposed assessment methodology intended to identify non-bank, non-insurance globally systemically important financial institutions (NBNI G-SIFIs) to a revised and more objective focus on asset management activities. Although we understand the former framework may be revisited by the FSB once its Recommendations are finalised, we appreciate that certain key characteristics of the asset management industry have been recognised and well reflected in the present consultative document.
As a principle, EFAMA supports every effort made to enhance financial market regulation which reinforces the stability of the financial system, of which EMIR is an important part.
Prior to replying to the consultation, we wish to make the following general remarks.
Firstly, we fully support the points raised by ESMA that recognizes that several types of counterparties active in the OTC derivatives markets are facing numerous issues in relation to the access to central clearing due to: