Orrick - Finance 20/20 (JD Supra Germany)

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  • BaFin Updates HFT Legislation Guidance

    BaFin, the German financial regulator, updated guidance on its website in clarification of several issues concerning the Hochfrequenzhandelsgesetz (High Frequency Trading Act) which came into force on May 15.

  • Bundesbank Opens Deutsche Bank Investigation

    The German central bank, the Bundesbank, has launched an investigation into Deutsche Bank following claims that it lost billions on credit derivatives during the financial crisis. Investigators from the Bundesbank are scheduled to fly to New York next week as part of an inquiry into allegations that misvaluing credit derivatives allowed Deutsche to hide up to $12 billion in losses, which helped...

  • Germany’s Lower House Approves High Frequency Trading Bill

    On February 28, the Bundestag (Germany’s lower house of parliament) approved a bill aimed to prevent the abuse and associated dangers of high frequency trading. The bill requires that high frequency traders obtain authorization, which has been unregulated up to now. It also requires market participants to ensure that they have properly configured trading systems which will not cause market...

  • German Bank Sues Goldman Sachs Over $189 Million in RMBS

    Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank AG (DZ Bank) filed a summons with notice in New York State court on September 7, 2012, against several Goldman Sachs entities asserting claims in connection with DZ Bank’s alleged purchase of 9 RMBS for over $189 million.

  • Germany Toughens its Take on AIFMD

    On July 20, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) published its draft for the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

  • German Legislation to Regulate Algorithmic Traders and Trading Strategies on German Trading Venues

    On July 30, the German Ministry of Finance presented new draft legislation in the form of an “Act for the Prevention of Risks and the Abuse of High Frequency Trading” (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Vermeidung von Gefahren und Missbräuchen im Hochfrequenzhandel).

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