Maiju Hamunen was an analyst for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region in the Capital Markets Policy Group at CFA Institute. She was responsible for developing research projects, policy papers, articles, and regulatory consultations that advanced the policy positions of CFA Institute.
The new regulation, once agreed on, will aim at harmonizing the rules across Europe and will be directly applicable in all 28 EU Member States.
Challenges to cross-border financial services can be overcome with the developments in digitalisation and in the fintech sector. In particular, we believe the financial services industry will increasingly use so-called “robo-advisers.”
Whether the changes will be cosmetic or profoundly far-reaching will depend on the ambitiousness of the policy-makers in the European Commission, Parliament, and the Council (representing EU Member States).
Report reveals 36 barriers to the development of a truly pan-European CMU; findings complement CFA Institute member survey results.
IOSCO is keeping a regulatory eye on crowdfunding to ensure investor protection. The alternative finance is a major emerging market projected to hit US$300 billion in coming years.
Cybersecurity is now a concern for everyone working in finance, from investment managers to regulators, not just CIOs. In the EU, cybersecurity is gaining more and more attention from policymakers.
The uneven application of the prospectus regime across Member States has posed several challenges not only to issuers, but also to investors and national regulators alike.
With 2015 slowly drawing to an end, it is time to have a look at what the New Year will bring in European financial services legislation.
CFA Institute supports greater transparency over SFT activities and better monitoring of potential financial stability risks.
Global regulators are grappling with a problem of unexpected size — not the number of technical standards they need to transcribe but something more palpable: the lack of manpower.
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