Meet a new family: the K-factors for capital

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By Jon Hay
06 Mar 2019

Amid the blizzard of legislation going through Brussels in the dying days of the present Commission and Parliament’s mandate, little attention was paid last week to the new rules governing how investment managers and investment banks are supervised. But they have big implications, including bringing investment banks such as Barclays and Goldman Sachs under the European Central Bank.

More radically, the European Parliament managed to introduce extra provisions into the law, to compel investment firms and banks to disclose their environmental, social and governance risks and how they vote in shareholder meetings (see separate article).

The changes are part of the Investment Firms Regulation, a ...

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