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Feedback from ISLA on ICGN Global Governance Principles


ISLA Feedback to the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) on its draft Global Governance Principles.

ISLA has provided feedback to the ICGN on its draft Global Governance Principles. The draft principles include a section on stock lending which deals with the issue of shareholders recalling shares if they wish to vote. We have suggested a number of changes to the ICGN draft language and a copy of our response letter can be found here.

Given the issues to do with the interaction of securities lending and corporate governance that occasionally get raised, ISLA decided to join the ICGN last year with the objective of developing stronger ties and an open dialogue with the corporate governance community.


Financial Stability Board’s Data Experts Group – joint letter from ISLA and RMA


The Data Experts Group was established by the FSB’s Workstream 5 committee to establish standards for the collection and aggregation of data on SFTs from regional and local regulators. Following a roundtable meeting organised by the DEG in London in March, ISLA and the RMA have sent a joint comment letter aimed at providing guidance. The letter proposes that regulators and the FSB should consider collecting data at the Agent Lender Disclosure level. This approach would have the advantage of building on existing reporting capabilities and provide detailed reporting that could be aggregated by the FSB. A copy of which can be found here


ISLA response to Central Bank of Ireland’s consultation CP77


ISLA response to Central Bank of Ireland’s
consultation CP77: Consultation on publication of UCITS rulebook.


Please find attached here ISLA's response to the Central Bank of Ireland's consultation paper concerning amendments to the UCITS Rulebook for you information.

The response was prepared following discussions with the UCITS working group and I would like to thank them for their help in this matter.


ESMA - UCITS Guidelines Consultation update

 ESMA has now published it’s revision to the Guidelines following consultation. We will produce a fuller analysis but ESMA has listened to arguments from us and other market associations and extended the new collateral diversification requirements to all UCITS and not just money market funds as proposed. Under the new guidelines, UCITS that receive collateral from any one issuer of more than 20% of its NAV are required to make additional disclosures, and ESMA further requires that collateral must be diversified across at least 6 different issues.

The new Guidelines can be found here.