Mar 19, 2018

James_DuncanThe UK’s residential income investment market is changing rapidly with increased political focus, leasehold reform, new entrants and insatiable housing demand.

Feb 22, 2018

Owen_LysakFew 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.

Jan 04, 2018

Jonathan_BairdThe European Union’s focus on investor protection, especially in the retail market, deserves strong support and encouragement.

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.

Sep 07, 2017

Bryony-RobottomDebt funds and banks today are using EU regulations to engage in loan portfolio financing at attractive rates using securitised fund finance techniques.

Jul 19, 2017

Jerome-WignyThere are clear trends to do with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the setting up of EU funds that benefit from its passport and, in parallel, the establishment of EU-regulated alternative investment fund managers is growing fast, particularly outside the UK, post-Brexit.

May 17, 2017

James_Gray-and-Imogen_GarnerIn February, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) moved to address some of the inconsistencies between the Ucits Directive and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) through its 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme.

Apr 18, 2017

Jeremy-ElmoreThe asset management industry is of key importance to the UK economy, in terms of employment and tax revenues as well as the wider business needs that fund strategies support.

Mar 16, 2017

Brown_and_HouetLiquidity management has been a key part of regulatory reform since the financial crisis in 2008.

Dec 22, 2016

Amanda_HowardEight years after the financial crisis, income-rich real estate is exerting a powerful pull on institutional investors hunting for yield in a low interest rate environment.