Rhodri Preece, CFA, is head of capital markets policy for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region at CFA Institute. He is responsible for development and oversight of capital markets activities in the EMEA region, including content development, policy engagement and outreach. Rhodri formerly served as director of capital markets policy, focusing on issues related to primary and secondary market structures. He was named one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology” by Financial News.
Market structure issues rarely attract mainstream media attention. But IEX application gets to the heart of the integrity of the market, the efficacy of the regulatory framework, and whether investors have a fair opportunity to earn a return. Read more
European authorities underestimated the effects of the financial crisis on banks, resulting in a “lost half decade,” says Lorenzo Bini Smaghi. But there is room for the eurozone to regain competitiveness. Read more
As is so often the case, the devil is in the detail. And with much of the detail applying to previously unchartered market terrain, it remains to be seen what consequences these rules will have for financial markets. Read more
In a panel discussion at the European Investment Conference, Russell Napier, an independent strategist and co-founder of ERIC, contended that investors should be more optimistic about India than China. Read more