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Sus­tain­able fi­nance

From damage caused by extreme environmental and climatic changes and the consequences of developments in society to losses in the value of assets as a result of a stigmatisation of established technologies, short-term changes in the politico-economic framework conditions and …

From damage caused by extreme environmental and climatic changes and the consequences of developments in society to losses in the value of assets as a result of a stigmatisation of established technologies, short-term changes in the politico-economic framework conditions and ethico-social transformations: sustainability risks pose both a direct and an indirect challenge to the financial sector. This article explains how BaFin deals with this important topic.

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Date: 11.07.2018 - Topic Unauthorised business The operator of “XMarkets” (Celestial Trading Ltd.) has no authorisation pursuant to section 32 of the German Banking Act. Its services are not to be confused with those provided by Deutsche Bank AG (“X-markets”)

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) points out that Celestial Trading Ltd., which operates the platform “XMarkets”, has not been granted authorisation to provide financial services pursuant to section 32 of the German Banking Act (Gesetz über das Kreditwesen – KWG). The company is not supervised by BaFin as of yet. More: The operator of “XMarkets” (Celestial Trading Ltd.) has no authorisation pursuant to section 32 of the German Banking Act. Its services are not to be confused with those provided by Deutsche Bank AG (“X-markets”) …

Date: 06.07.2018 Company sale subject to strict requirements

Generali Deutschland AG plans to sell its majority shareholding in subsidiary Generali Lebensversicherung AG to Viridium Group, the company announced today. The sale is subject to the outcome of BaFin's examination. More: Company sale subject to strict requirements …

Date: 13.06.2018 BaFin issues warning against e-mails allegedly from a "Mr Deggy Rudolf"

Unknown persons are currently sending e-mails with a fake BaFin ID under the name "Deggy Rudolf" together with a letter of final warning in English allegedly signed by BaFin Chief Executive Director Elisabeth Roegele. More: BaFin issues warning against e-mails allegedly from a "Mr Deggy Rudolf" …

Date: 26.04.2018 - Topic Market manipulation ASMALLWORLD AG (ISIN: CH0404880129): BaFin warns of buy recommendations for shares

According to information available to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFin), buy recommendations are currently being issued for shares in ASMALLWORLD AG (ISIN: CH0404880129) via e-mail market letters. More: ASMALLWORLD AG (ISIN: CH0404880129): BaFin warns of buy recommendations for shares …

Measures

Date: 13.07.2018 - Topic Measures Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin threatens coercive fines

On 11 July 2018 BaFin ordered Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft to comply with the financial reporting requirements pursuant to sections 114 et seq. of the Securities Trading Act (WertpapierhandelsgesetzWpHG) and threatened coercive fines in the amount of EUR 110,000. More: Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin threatens coercive fines …

Date: 11.07.2018 - Topic Measures BaFin imposes fines

BaFin imposed administrative fine amounting to 19,500 euros against a senior manager of an institution relating to breaches of section 24 (3) sentence 1 number 1 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG) old version. More: BaFin imposes fines …

Date: 03.07.2018 - Topic Company takeovers Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft

On 15 December 2017, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2,500 euros against Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft. More: Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft …

Su­per­vi­so­ry mea­sures

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Aufsichtliche Maßnahmen (refer to: Supervisory measures)

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