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  • Debt funds under scrutiny over redemptions

    Debt funds under scrutiny over redemptions

    Market observers believe that investors in open-ended debt funds need to be disincentivised more than they are at present from scrambling to liquidate their holdings in a market downturn.

  • Phase five initial margin deadline passes with EU silent

    Phase five initial margin deadline passes with EU silent

    Derivatives counterparties breathed easy in March when the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions announced a year’s delay in the introduction of initial margin rules. But in Europe — with the deadline already passed — legal confirmation has still not appeared.

  • ESMA blames remote working for reg delay need

    ESMA blames remote working for reg delay need

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has said that making sure staff could work remotely hindered the ability of financial firms to work on regulatory and IT projects, in a final report calling for the implementation of a set of rules on settlement discipline — including on mandatory buy-ins — to be delayed until 2022.

  • ESMA chooses permanent CCP committee chair

    ESMA chooses permanent CCP committee chair

    Klaus Löber has been selected by the European Securities and Markets Authority as chair of its CCP supervisory committee. ESMA has also picked two other members; all three will be assessed by the European Parliament.

  • ETFs take growing share of the ESG asset pie

    ETFs take growing share of the ESG asset pie

    The use of exchange-traded funds labelled as addressing environmental, social and governance themes is rising rapidly, as investors believe they allow them to track ESG indices more easily and cheaply, without necessarily having to engage intensively with ESG matters.

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