The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) published on 3 July 2018 a statement on the exemption for pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) from the clearing obligation. The objective of the statement is to avoid, to the extent possible, disruption after 17 August 2018 when the current exemption for PSAs from the clearing obligation expires.
The EU Regulation governing OTC derivatives, central counterparties and transaction registers (EMIR) affects all firms that enter into any form of derivative contract – both financial and non-financial firms. Central counterparties and transaction registers must be authorised.
Finansinspektionen grants Nasdaq OMX Clearing authorisation to act as a central counterparty in accordance with the EU’s regulation regarding OTC derivatives, central counterparties and transaction registers (EMIR).