Background and aim of the GD regulation
As a reminder, CR 2021/1269 requires Member States:
- to adopt and publish, by 21 August 2022 at the latest, the provisions necessary to comply with its requirements;
- to apply those provisions as of 22 November 2022.
The GD Regulation implements these requirements by amending the Grand Ducal Regulation of 30 May 2018 on the protection of financial instruments and funds belonging to clients, product governance obligations and the rules applicable to the provision or reception of fees, commissions or any monetary or non-monetary benefits (the “MiFID Regulation”).
In accordance with CR 2021/1269, the changes implemented via the GD Regulation enter into force on 22 November 2022.
The MiFID Regulation, as amended by the GD Regulation, reflects the provisions of CR 2021/1269 in specifying that:
- credit institutions and investment firms that create and issue financial instruments (i.e. “manufacturers”) must integrate sustainability factors and objectives into the definition of their target markets, specify the sustainability-related objectives that a financial instrument is compatible with, and ensure that a financial instrument’s sustainability factors are compatible with the sustainability-related objectives of the target market;
- credit institutions and investment firms that offer, recommend or sell investment products and services (i.e. “distributors”) must ensure that these are compatible with the sustainability-related objectives of the target market and remain consistent with those objectives.
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>> Read Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1269 of 21 April 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/593 as regards the integration of sustainability factors into product governance obligations here_
You can access the ESMA Consultation on the review of the Guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements here_
Read the CSSF press release of 2 August 2022 here_
Read our newsflash on integrating sustainability into the MiFID II framework here_
Read our newsflash on the CSSF press release of 2 August 2022 on the integration of sustainability considerations under MiFID II here_
You can access our timeline on key ESG milestones in the banking and insurance sectors here_
Read the GD Regulation here_