regulation

FCA to improve pace and transparency around enforcement cases

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has shared plans to speed up how it handles enforcement cases as the organisation seeks to "increase the deterrent...

Quarter of article 8 funds at risk of greenwashing

Almost one in four (24%) of funds categorised as article 8 under the EU's sustainability rules still carry a risk of greenwashing suggests recently...

BVI calls on German government to act on pensions

Germany’s funds association BVI has called on the German government to implement a reform of the country’s private pension market that would allow mutual...

ECB officials criticise SEC bitcoin ETF approval

Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) have renewed their criticism of bitcoin following the approval of the first bitcoin spot ETFs by the...

EU selects Frankfurt as location for AML authority

Germany’s funds association BVI has welcomed the EU’s decision to locate a new anti-money laundering authority (AMLA) in Frankfurt. “The EU made the right choice...

ESG ratings agreement marks a “crucial” step, but “gaps” exist: Efama

The European Parliament's approval of ESG ratings regulation marks a significant step towards transparent and reliable ESG-related ratings for investors, according to the European...

Regulation and compliance impede private debt market, say professionals

Regulatory and compliance issues are the most significant barriers to investment in private debt and trade finance, according to research among professionals in the...

EU money market funds may need to increase liquidity to keep UK access – Moody’s

Some EU-domiciled money market funds (MMFs) may need to increase their liquidity owing to regulatory reforms, Moody’s predicts. Saying that UK divergence is a risk...

Efama lobbies UK on streamlined regulation for EU funds

European funds association Efama has asked the UK to go further in its recognition of EU-domiciled retail funds to ensure that investors can access...

Crypto Finance secures digital assets licences in Germany

BaFin, the financial regulator for Germany, has issued four licences to Crypto Finance, a subsidiary of Deutsche Boerse focused on digital assets. The four licences...

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