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Betriebsrenten (refer to: Occupational pensions - Act on the pure defined-contribution scheme passed)
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Oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sions - Act on the pure de­fined-con­tri­bu­tion scheme passed

On 7 July, the Bundesrat approved the Act to Strengthen Occupational Pensions (Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz – BRSG). The BRSG creates the opportunity to allow pure defined-contribution schemes in the field of occupational retirement provision. The act will come into force on 1 …

On 7 July, the Bundesrat approved the Act to Strengthen Occupational Pensions (Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz – BRSG). The BRSG creates the opportunity to allow pure defined-contribution schemes in the field of occupational retirement provision. The act will come into force on 1 January 2018. In addition, the act includes changes to labour, social and tax law, which, however, are not addressed in this article.

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Date: 19.09.2017 BaFin has published its Statistics on Reinsurance undertakings 2015/2016

BaFin has published its Statistics on Reinsurance undertakings for 2015/2016. The Statistics contain information on the number of reinsurers authorised in Germany and the economic trends in the reinsurance market. They also include an evaluation of the annual financial statements of 31 reinsurers and one third-country branch. More: BaFin has published its Statistics on Reinsurance undertakings 2015/2016 …

Date: 30.08.2017 Results of the 2017 low-interest-rate survey

The low-interest-rate environment continues to weigh heavily on small and medium-sized credit institutions in Germany. More: Results of the 2017 low-interest-rate survey …

Date: 20.07.2017 - Topic Governance Authorisation procedure: BaFin publishes guidance notice on banking business

What are the requirements that credit institutions have to meet if they wish to apply for authorisation to conduct banking business pursuant to sections 32 and 33 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG) in conjunction with section 14 of the German Reports Regulation (Anzeigenverordnung – AnzV)? To answer this question, BaFin has now published a guidance notice, in particular in view of the forthcoming Brexit process. More: Authorisation procedure: BaFin publishes guidance notice on banking business …

Date: 20.07.2017 Annual Report in English: HTML version published

The English version of BaFin’s 2016 Annual Report is now also available in HTML format for the first time. More: Annual Report in English: HTML version published …

Measures

Date: 22.09.2017 - Topic Measures Stockholm IT Ventures AB: BaFin imposes coercive fines

On 18 September 2017 BaFin imposed coercive fines in the amount of EUR 402,500 on Stockholm IT Ventures AB. More: Stockholm IT Ventures AB: BaFin imposes coercive fines …

Date: 12.09.2017 - Topic Measures China Specialty Glass AG: BaFin threatens coercive fines

On 6 September 2017 BaFin ordered China Specialty Glass AG to comply with the financial reporting requirements pursuant to sections 37v et seq. of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG) and threatened coercive fines in the amount of EUR 282,500. More: China Specialty Glass AG: BaFin threatens coercive fines …

Date: 05.09.2017 - Topic Measures Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against Intertainment AG

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

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New documents

Topic Industry figuresStatis­tics from BaFin - Rein­sur­ance un­der­tak­ings 2015/2016

Statistics from BaFin - Reinsurance undertakings 2015/2016

Topic Authorisation requirementsIn­vest­ment ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties pass­port no­ti­fi­ca­tion

Investment services and activities passport notification

Topic Authorisation requirementsBranch pass­port no­ti­fi­ca­tion

Branch passport notification

Topic Authorisation requirementsTied agent pass­port no­ti­fi­ca­tion

Tied agent passport notification

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