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Nachhaltigkeit (refer to: Sustainability: Consideration of sustainability in investments by insurers)
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Sus­tain­abil­i­ty: Con­sid­er­a­tion of sus­tain­abil­i­ty in in­vest­ments by in­sur­ers

Insurers are directly affected by the increasing impacts of natural disasters linked to climate change and also from an investor's perspective climate change. This article describes how insurers take sustainability into account in their investments.

Insurers are directly affected by the increasing impacts of natural disasters linked to climate change and also from an investor's perspective climate change. This article describes how insurers take sustainability into account in their investments.

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Date: 12.01.2018 Notification requirement for algorithmic trading and direct electronic access: BaFin standard form

From 3 January 2018, investment services enterprises engaged in algorithmic trading or offering direct electronic access (DEA) to a trading venue will be required to submit a notification to the competent supervisory authorities. More: Notification requirement for algorithmic trading and direct electronic access: BaFin standard form …

Date: 08.01.2018 - Topic Governance BaFin publishes Circular on Minimum Requirements on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings

The circular on Minimum Requirements under Supervisory Law on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings (Aufsichtsrechtliche Mindestanforderungen an die Geschäftsorganisation von Versicherungsunternehmen – MaGo) is now available in English. More: BaFin publishes Circular on Minimum Requirements on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings …

Date: 02.01.2018 Eurex Clearing AG: BaFin grants request for transitional arrangement for exchange-traded derivatives

With effect from 3 January 2018, Article 35 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) provides, in principle, that a trading venue has the right to non-discriminatory access to a CCP if certain conditions are met. More: Eurex Clearing AG: BaFin grants request for transitional arrangement for exchange-traded derivatives …

Date: 14.12.2017 - Topic SSM EBA publishes data templates for non-performing loans

The BaFin welcomes today’s publication of NPL data templates by the European Banking Authority (EBA). The templates will create the foundation for NPL transactions across the EU. They will provide a common EU data set for the screening, financial due diligence and valuation during NPL transactions. An extended use of the templates is expected to widen the investor base, lower entry barriers to potential investors, improve data quality and availability, support price discovery and facilitate the development of the NPL secondary market. More: EBA publishes data templates for non-performing loans …

Measures

Date: 19.01.2018 - Topic Measures Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin threatens coercive fines

On 15 January 2018 BaFin ordered Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft to comply with the financial reporting requirements pursuant to sections 37v et seq. (new: sections 114 et seq.) of the Securities Trading Act (WertpapierhandelsgesetzWpHG) and threatened coercive fines in the amount of EUR 282,500. More: Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin threatens coercive fines …

Date: 18.01.2018 - Topic Measures Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin imposes coercive fines

On 11 January 2018 BaFin imposed coercive fines in the amount of EUR 220,000 on Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft. More: Beate Uhse Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin imposes coercive fines …

Date: 16.01.2018 - Topic Measures Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against SPOBAG AG

On 14 August 2017, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2,500 euros against SPOBAG AG. More: Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against SPOBAG AG …

Su­per­vi­so­ry mea­sures

BaFin has extensive powers to put an end to unauthorised banking, insurance or investment business. It can also adopt measures against supervised banks, insurers and investment companies.

Aufsichtliche Maßnahmen (refer to: Supervisory measures)

New documents

Stan­dard form al­go­rith­mic trad­ing

Notification pursuant to section 80 (2) sentence 5 of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG)
(first subparagraph of Article 17(2) of Directive 2014/65/EU)

Stan­dard form DEA

Notification pursuant to section 77 (2) sentence 1 of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG)
(third subparagraph of Article 17(5) of Directive 2014/65/EU)

Topic Consumer protectionGuid­ance no­tice on the gen­er­al ad­min­is­tra­tive act of 8 May 2017 re­gard­ing con­tracts for dif­fer­ence (CFDs)

Guidance notice on the implementation of the general administrative act of 8 May 2017 regarding contracts for difference (CFDs) pursuant to section 4b (1) of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG)

Contacts

Con­sumers

Are you having problems with a bank or an insurance company? Find out more about how to complain and the points of contact.

Ansprechpartner für Verbraucher (refer to: Consumers)
Ansprechpartner für Medien (refer to: Journalists)

For whistle­blow­ers

BaFin receives disclosures about actual or suspected violations of supervisory provisions.

Whistleblower (refer to: For whistleblowers)

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Datenbanken

Databas­es

You can search for companies which hold an authorisation, have passed the EU/EEA notification procedure or have established a representative office in Germany. Other databases include information on investment funds, prospectuses filed and more.

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MVP Portal

MVP Por­tal

This service is intended for those providers who would like to meet BaFin's notification, reporting and transmission requirements on the basis of a simple and secure electronic data exchange system or who are required to use the Reporting and Publishing Platform.

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Hinweisgeberportal

Whistle­blow­ers

Do you wish to disclose actual or suspected violations of supervisory provisions? You can send such information anonymously to BaFin's central contact point for whistleblowers.

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Calls for ten­der

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