The latest provisional agenda for the European Commission, issued on 24 October, shows that the discussion on a possible delay to the PRIIPs regulation has been brought forward from 22 November to 9 November.
At a panel discussion hosted by the Greens and the European Free Alliance at the European Parliament yesterday (19 October), Ugo Bassi of DG FISMA, the Financial Services directorate of the European Commission, was questioned on the timetable for PRIIPs, as the uncertainty is causing big problems and adding to costs across the industry.
The PRIIPs regulations are set to come into effect from 31st December 2016, however, there are several uncertainties around the guidelines, especially since the rejection of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) by the European Parliament.
First published in Investment Week, 30 September 2016
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