Aggregated News From Investment Management Regulators

Norway

Reports from the supervised sectors for 2020

Finanstilsynet’s reports from the supervised sectors provide an overview of important supervisory, licensing and regulatory matters in 2020.

MiFID II position limit regime

The EU has recently adopted amendments to the position limit regime for commodity derivatives in Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II), which in Norway has been implemented in Chapter 15 of the Securities

Short sale: Reporting threshold for net short positions reset at 0.2%

EEA-wide decision to temporarily lowering the threshold for reporting net short positions to Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) to 0.

Lower profitability in financial institutions in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic led to weaker results for Norwegian banks and life insurers in 2020 compared with 2019.

Guide to Reporting from entities subject to financial reporting oversight (KRT-1003)

Reporting from entities subject to financial reporting oversight (KRT-1003) must be completed by all entities listed on Oslo Børs/Euronext Expand (Oslo Axess) that issue shares, bonds and/or equity

Banks should apply conservative distribution policies in the period ahead

The Ministry of Finance has now given its assessment of how the recommendation issued by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) on dividend distributions should be pursued in Norway.

Follow-up of the ESRB’s recommendation on restrictions on dividend distributions, etc.

In a letter to the Ministry of Finance on 21 December, Finanstilsynet has given its assessment of how the recommendation should be followed up in Norway.

New recommendations from the European Supervisory Authorities on dividend distributions etc.

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) have made new recommendations on restrictions on

Short sale: Decision by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

EEA-wide decision to temporarily lowering the threshold for reporting net short positions to Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) to 0.1 % – is further prolonged.

Review of listed companies’ financial reporting in 2020

Published: 8 December 2020 The report for 2020 includes prioritised areas in Finanstilsynet’s review of listed companies’ annual financial statements for 2020.

Risk Outlook – December 2020

In the Risk Outlook, Finanstilsynet emphasises that banks and insurance companies must factor in the great uncertainty that still attends the future path of the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic im

Important information about changes to the AIFMD reporting in Norway

Published: 27 November 2020 Important information to all non-EEA alternative investment fund managers that have been granted authorization to market alternative investment funds in Norway (AIFM) an

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: FSA
Jurisdiction: Norway

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