The EMIR Implementation Jigsaw: Progress assessment

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The EMIR Implementation Jigsaw: Progress Assessment

Following the entry into force of the EMIR regulation and the technical standards issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), market participants are dealing with a complex list of requirements to be fulfilled at different deadlines in the coming months. For market participants, the key challenge will be to meet the central clearing and trade reporting obligations, while regulators strive to ensure consistency with non-EU jurisdictions so as to limit the unintended effects of extraterritoriality. This event aims at recapping on-going developments and identifying stumbling blocks in the implementation process, which may further delay the full entry into force of EMIR. The regulation, with its implementing rules, will certainly reshape OTC derivative markets and produce structural changes in the financial industry, with effects for the real economy. Panelists will also discuss long-term market and industry perspectives, taking into consideration the interaction of EMIR with other pieces of legislation.


  • Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit, Financial Markets Infrastructure, European Commission
  • Ido de Geus, Head of Treasury, PGGM
  • Andrew Douglas, Head of European Government Relations, DTCC
  • Joséphine de Chazournes, Senior Analyst, Securities and Investments, CELENT
  • Eric Kolodner, Managing Director, Tradeweb
  • Diego Valiante, ECMI Head of Research and Research Fellow, CEPS [moderator]


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