Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Rhodri Preece, CFA

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Rhodri Preece, CFA, is Senior Head of Industry Research for CFA Institute. He is responsible for building and maintaining the global research function at CFA Institute, including leading the planning, coordination, and creation of research content across CFA Institute research platforms, which include the Future of Finance, the CFA Institute Research Foundation, the Financial Analysts Journal, and the Enterprising Investor blog. Preece formerly served as head of capital markets policy EMEA at CFA Institute, where he was responsible for leading capital markets policy activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Preece is a former member (2014-2018) of the Group of Economic Advisers of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Committee on Economic and Markets Analysis. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Preece was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he specialized in investment funds.

Author's Posts
MiFID II: A New Paradigm for Investment Management

The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive comes into effect January 2018, introduces a sweeping overhaul of European financial markets.

Systemic Risk Council Leaders Warn Against Rolling Back Financial Reforms

With Brexit looming, parts of Dodd-Frank on the chopping block, and other stressors on the global community, now is not the time for complacency in financial reform.

Assessing the Implications of Brexit: What Investment Professionals Need to Know

Brexit is moving forward, and the investment management industry needs to keep up with the effects it could have on business.

David Pitt-Watson Talks About New Report on Corporate Governance in the EU

A new CFA Institute report reviews the current EU corporate governance policy landscape and the reforms that have been introduced over the past 10 years and offers recommendations for improvement.

IEX Exchange Application: SEC’s Reassessment of Reg NMS Critical to Decision

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.

IEX Exchange Application: Is Level Playing Field Possible with Speed Bump?

Ultimately, innovation in market design and diversity of business models that cater to different investor needs must be beneficial.

ESMA Sets MiFID II Rules: Complex Balance between Transparency and Liquidity

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.

Raising Bar on Finance Culture and Conduct: IOSCO Meeting and FEMR Offer Blueprint

It is time to accelerate cultural change to serve the interests of investors and society.

Shadow Banking Set in Context: Unlocking Capital Markets or Migrating Risk?

What does shadow banking really mean, what does it look like, and what should policy makers care about?

2015 Market Outlook EMEA: Weak Growth and QE Policies to Shape Local Market Outcomes

Investment professionals in EMEA are gloomier than their peers in the Americas and Asia Pacific over the prospects for economic growth in their local markets.

Two Years after LIBOR Scandal: What Is State of Financial Benchmark Reform?

Need for meaningful reform was underscored recently when several banks were fined for rigging key foreign-exchange benchmarks.

HFT Cause and Effect: What Is the Role of Exchange Industry Economics?

The publicity frenzy over HFT in the wake of the Michael Lewis book Flash Boys has led to much conjecture, claim and counter-claim over how the current market structure serves investors.

UCITS V Remuneration Restrictions for Fund Managers: Do They Serve Investors?

Designed to align the interests of managers with investors, will the pay restrictions serve their intended purpose?

MiFID II: Agreement Finally Reached, Implementation Challenges Ahead

The genesis of MiFID II was to bring greater transparency to financial markets and strengthen investor protection. But despite the political agreement, the process is far from over.

2014 Market Outlook EMEA: Turnaround in European Sentiment, But Mis-selling Concerns Persist

According to the 2014 Global Market Sentiment Survey, optimism over the prospects for global economic growth is higher among CFA Institute members in the EMEA region than in the Americas or Asia Pacific regions, with 69% of EMEA respondents anticipating global growth next year.

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