Jul 12, 2018

HourglassThe EU’s financial markets regulator has warned financial services companies in the UK that they will, in the event of a hard Brexit, need to apply for licences by the end of July if they want to continue trading in the 27 remaining EU countries.

Jun 04, 2018

BenchmarkMany Ucits equity funds – including some that are already under fire for allegedly being “closet index-trackers” – are failing to publish their performance against benchmarks.

May 24, 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has appointed a director of the Central Bank of Ireland to its seven-person management board.

Mar 22, 2018

DublinSteven Maijoor, the chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma), has downplayed the possibility that the pan-European financial regulator could seek to restrict the delegation model as a response to Brexit.

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.

Oct 12, 2017

Guard dogPost-brexit, increasing the powers of European watchdogs to police cross-border finance may threaten the asset management industry’s current distribution system. Mark Latham investigates the proposals.

Jul 14, 2017

Canary-WharfFears that the current trickle of jobs from London to rival financial centres in the EU27 could turn into a mass exodus as a result of Brexit have been confirmed by new relocation guidance from the European regulator.

Jun 09, 2017

Normand_WillA London law firm has warned that a decision of the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) released on Tuesday could “have an extreme impact on the retail market for investment company shares”.

Apr 06, 2017

Buy_and_saleThe European regulator has told firms that cross their clients’ buy-and-sell orders to limit the activity else they may need to seek authorisation.

Feb 16, 2017

Trading dataThe European financial regulator has warned that some brokers could attempt to circumvent MiFID II rules that require trading to be carried out on regulated platforms.