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Due to the dynamics of regulatory requirements challenging the financial industry, the reduction of complexity becomes an imperative. The Simplex Advisors Regulatory Monitor shows you some paths through the regulatory jungle. Thereby we commit ourselves to our own approach: Making complex things simple.

Blockchain in clearing and reporting – does DLT map to the existing European regulatory framework?

by Marco Iezzi and Stefan Heine.  As discussed in our Article “The great known unknown – Report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) sets out ESMA’s view on Blockchain”, dated April 25, 2017, ESMA issued their February 7, 2017 report “The Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Applied to Securities Markets” that addresses the key benefits and risks …

Great known unknown – ESMA report on Distributed Ledger Technology sets out view on Blockchain

by Marco Iezzi and Stefan Heine.  Since as early as on February 7, 2017 ESMA issued its report “The Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Applied to Securities Markets”. The report sets out ESMA’s view on DLT, its possible applications, benefits, risks and how it maps to existing EU regulations. The report reflects the feedback from the …