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  • Esma seeks views on greening MiFID, Ucits

    The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched three consultations on how sustainability risks and factors should be integrated into the main regulations governing European securities and investment markets — MiFID II, Ucits, the AIFMD and the Credit Rating Agency Regulation.

    • 19 Dec 2018
  • Get tough! industry pleads with regulators on climate change

    Participants at a Transparency Task Force symposium on Monday told representatives of three UK financial regulators they welcomed their efforts to step up oversight of the financial system’s response to climate change — but they called for regulators to be more ambitious, as scientists say the world has 12 years left to get global warming under control.

    • 18 Dec 2018
  • Capital markets must avoid the optimism trap

    Sustainability is conquering finance — to judge by what the industry likes to talk about. Outside the window, the real economy continues much as before. Is all the noise about green finance actually shifting capital in the right direction — or is it just making people feel better?

    • 17 Dec 2018
  • Wounded London faces long Brexit contest with continent

    London has peaked as Europe’s capital markets hub. But how much of the business it will lose is still to play for. Bankers’ faith that only some functions need go looks misplaced. The stage is set for a drawn-out poker game between banks wanting to stay in London and continental regulators who hold a strong hand.

    • 17 Dec 2018
  • Corp defaults to rise, says Moody’s

    Defaults among borrowers with speculative grade ratings are set to dive at the start of next year, but only for a while, Moody’s said in an outlook report for non-financial corporates this week.

    • 05 Dec 2018
  • Fund outflows bring levfin to standstill

    Investors in European leveraged debt seem to be giving up for the year. Funds and financial vehicles that buy high yield bonds and leveraged loans have seen large volumes of cash outflows, leaving borrowers with no other option but to step back this week.

    • 05 Dec 2018