Jul 17, 2019

Richard_MarshallLuxembourg’s financial services regulator has given UK fund firms a year to carry on their existing operations after a hard Brexit.

Jul 10, 2019

RegulationFrance’s financial regulator has issued a reprimand to Invest Securities, an investment services provider, and fined it €90,000 for failing to carry out the necessary checks prior to the marketing of a British alternative investment fund (AIF) that was not authorised in France.

Jun 24, 2019

Berlin_BundestagIt should not be possible to block Luxembourg-domiciled funds from distribution in Germany when changes to regulation take effect in December despite a recent report stating the opposite, according to the Grand Duchy’s trade body for the assets industry.

Jun 18, 2019

climate impactInvestors are taking on over 700 multinational companies for not reporting on their climate impact, pushing the firms to disclose information through CDP, a non-profit environmental disclosure platform.

Jun 18, 2019

Robot_armsMiFID II is said to be squeezing the German funds industry and hindering its global competitiveness – but as Mark Latham finds, an ebullient mood persists in a country where more institutions are investing in funds.

Jun 18, 2019

William_YongeThe EU’s ambitions for sustainable finance touch most areas of financial services. The European Commission established a high-level expert group in 2016 with the goal of developing an EU strategy on sustainable finance, which concluded that environmental, social and governance considerations had to be considered.

Jun 14, 2019

Transparent blockchainFunds Europe’s latest research project, in partnership with Clearstream, looks at whether commercial incentives to achieve transparency have created confusion about the appropriate distribution model for cross-border funds.

Jun 14, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses the best ways to achieve efficiency, data regulations, the challenge of fragmented market practices and the future role of technology.

Jun 14, 2019

Mark_GemMark Gem, Chair of Clearstream Risk Committee and Member of the Executive Board at Clearstream, questions why it has become so challenging to fulfil compliance requirements around transparency and disclosure in the collective investments industry when these tasks have been managed efficiently for cash securities instruments for many years.

Jun 12, 2019

European regulation, SFTRInvestment banks are “overconfident” they will meet the requirements of the EU’s Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), which comes into force next April, while the majority remain unprepared for the new rules.