ESMA

Apr 07, 2020

Fees_risingThere is still a significant impact on investment returns for retail investors due to costs that are on average 40% higher than for institutional investors, Europe’s financial watchdog says.

Mar 26, 2020

Short_sellersA tool designed to detect market manipulation and insider dealing has been launched following the European Securities and Market Authority (Esma) announcement last week that it would be increasing surveillance of hedge funds and other short sellers trying to take advantage of the coronavirus-caused market rout.

Mar 20, 2020

MeadowThe growth of alternative assets in Luxembourg has created a myriad of opportunities for asset servicers, Nicholas Pratt discovers.

Mar 20, 2020

Alice_in_WonderlandLuxembourg’s alternatives business is flourishing. But for reasons beyond the Grand Duchy’s control, European investors may not be benefiting from the broader global growth in these assets, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 13, 2020

SuperheroesAs providers of outsourced compliance services, what reassurances can ManCos give that they are not conflicted by their relationships with fund sponsors? Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Mar 13, 2020

PugBrussels is expected to postpone implementation of the Central Securities Depository Regulation. But the delay will be short and concerns about the detail remain. Bob Currie reports.

Mar 03, 2020

SFTR Global AudienceEuropean regulatory requirements have led to a broad demand for reporting from banks and asset managers. This is true on a global level: rules are enforced if there is any trading with a European institution, or even a local branch of one.

Mar 03, 2020

SFTR 7 similarities to EMIRThe final ESMA report on Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) is yet to be endorsed and published in the EU Official Journal however, firms trading in securities would do well to start preparing to comply with SFTR by looking at the live European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) regime for similarities in the reporting obligations.

Mar 03, 2020

SFTR the new EMIRSFTR, just like EMIR, is the product of a more enhanced supervisory activity of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in the European Union, in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial crises.

Jan 13, 2020

European AIFsNearly 40% of assets under management in the EU funds industry is made up of alternative investment funds (AIFs), latest figures show.

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