Nov 14, 2017

Bram_HendriksThe proposed EU Shareholder Rights Directive aims to overcome certain corporate governance shortcomings in European-listed companies, and to encourage a more long-term-oriented investment process and active engagement by institutional investors and asset managers, in several ways.

Nov 14, 2017

Greg_KokIn mid-July, ESMA, the EU securities regulator, published an opinion paper suggesting national competent authorities (NCAs) should take a tougher line on policing the asset management sector, adding to the increasingly negative Brexit predictions about the UK’s financial services industry.

Nov 13, 2017

Business_consolidationRevised capital market rules, known as MiFID II, will lead to a rise in consolidations in the asset management industry, according to a report by global research and consultancy firm, Cerulli.

Nov 10, 2017

Regulation, complianceThe European financial regulator has come under fire for proposing a “last-minute” change to its revised capital markets rules, known as MiFID II, that relate to how shares and other instruments are priced.

Nov 03, 2017

RegulationThe French financial regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), has embarked on a public consultation on changes to its regulations that deal with investment services providers and market infrastructure.

Nov 01, 2017

Business deadlineNorth American investment firms display a low level of confidence that they will be ready for Europe’s capital markets reforms.

Oct 27, 2017

Broker researchMoves by regulators last week to give flexibility to asset managers who have to comply with the EU’s MiFID II but have operations outside of the EU were welcomed.

Oct 27, 2017

Capital bufferAsset managers’ own capital assessments are so far short of regulatory expectations that UK-based firms are, on average, being ordered to add 82% to their capital buffers.

Oct 26, 2017

European-Central-BankThe chances of a taper tantrum after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a reduction in its asset-purchasing programme yesterday appear to be low, fund firms said.

Oct 26, 2017

Corporate_governanceThe Investment Association (IA) has written to FTSE All-Share companies to offer them a chance to explain what they have done in cases where shareholders voted in high numbers against resolutions.