Feb 06, 2019

Liquidation road signEsma, the independent authority safeguarding investor protection and stable financial markets in the EU, has launched a public consultation on draft guidance for liquidity stress testing of investment funds. This applies to Ucits and alternative investment funds (AIFs).

Feb 01, 2019

Europe’s financial regulator has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the EU and UK that will provide certainty around fund management activities being ‘delegated’ outside of the EU to Britain.

Jan 14, 2019

FeesThe fees imposed by investment houses on Ucits funds reduce gross returns by an average of 25%, according to the pan-European financial regulator Esma.

Jan 14, 2019

DiscussionA new regulation with significant implications for securities lending is just over a year away. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

Jan 10, 2019

Cryptocurrencies1The EU financial regulator has attempted to clarify where crypto-assets fall in with European financial regulation.

Oct 04, 2018

Regulatory supervisonThe European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has published its 2019 work programme, setting out its priorities for the year ahead.

Aug 21, 2018

Few in financial services will have missed the advent of MiFID II. So intense was the interest, it would have been easy to overlook the EU benchmarks regulation, which will also have significant implications for the buy-side in 2018.

Jul 30, 2018

RegulationsEurope’s financial services watchdog says a number of national regulators – including in Luxembourg, the UK and Ireland – need to ensure investors receive money back from Ucits funds that operate efficient portfolio management (EPM) techniques.

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.