Entries by Bastiaan Siemers

Dutch remuneration regime for financial undertakings tightened

Effective from 1 January 2023, the Dutch remuneration regime for financial undertakings will change. This partial tightening of the regime relates primarily to the ‘non-collective labour agreement exemption’, the retention period for shares part of fixed remuneration and accountability for remuneration policies in a broader context. Non-collective labour agreement exemption The Dutch remuneration regime dates […]

New rules on marketing communications for funds

New rules on marketing communications for funds On 2 Februari 2022 new ESMA Guidelines on marketing communications for funds come into effect. The Guidelines include detailed requirements for fund marketing materials and marketing statements. Fund marketing communications will have to be in compliance with these new rules. Background: Cross Border Distribution Regulation The Regulation on […]

New fund marketing rules

Further to the new EU Directive and EU Regulation on cross-border distribution of funds, marketing of funds will be subject to new rules from 2 August 2021. Further important changes will apply as soon as the new ESMA Guidelines become applicable. These new rules will probably have an impact on marketing materials, irrespective of whether […]

Brexit: three months and counting

Following Brexit on 1 February 2020, the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 is rapidly approaching. At this stage it is still uncertain if an agreement between the EU and the UK will be reached on the period thereafter so the risk of a hard or no deal Brexit is increasing and […]

Brexit: it is finally there (but it is still unclear)

At 00:00 hrs on 1 February 2020, Brexit is finally a reality and the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. However, now that the UK Parliament and the EU Parliament ratified the Withdrawal Agreement on 23 and 29 January 2020, there will be no hard (or no deal) Brexit, at least […]

AFM report on deficiences in MiFID II compliance

AFM report on deficiences in MiFID II compliance by investment firms that provide investment services to professionals On 10 December 2019 the AFM published a report with its findings following from an investigation into MiFID II compliance by ten investment firms that provide investment services to professional clients and eligible counterparties in the Netherlands. The […]

Brexit update

With the postponed Brexit date of 31 October 2019 rapidly approaching, this is a short update of relevant Dutch rules and regulations for the financial services industry to mitigate the negative consequences of a hard Brexit. This update does not cover EU-wide arrangements such as those on clearing and trading at regulated markets. Coming to […]