EU qualifying holdings regime

This note provides an overview of the qualifying holdings regime in EU financial services sectoral legislation, particularly in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) (MiFID), the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC) and the CRD IV Directive (2013/36/EU).

The qualifying holdings regime reflects provisions that were originally introduced by the Acquisitions Directive (2007/44/EC). It relates to changes in control of firms authorised under EU financial services legislation and imposes obligations on controllers, and potential controllers, of these firms.


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