Sviatoslav Rosov, PhD, CFA, is Director, Capital Markets Policy EMEA at CFA Institute. He is responsible for developing research projects, policy papers, articles, and regulatory consultations that advance CFA Institute policy positions, focusing on market structure and wider financial market integrity issues.
Despite all the interest in Brexit, the European Commission is still in the business of producing rules to manage securities markets.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) in January 2018, CFA Institute revisited the controversial topic of investment research by conducting a survey of its membership.
The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the last two decades make grim reading in developed markets.
Equity listed on public markets is the bedrock that underlies the valuation of many other growth assets, similar to the function sovereign debt plays for corporate bonds. It is also the focus of a huge amount of analysis (much of which is undertaken by CFA Institute members) and regulation.
The Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime could essentially recreate broker-crossing networks, which MiFID II was intended to prevent.
A navigation on the jargon of AI plus throwing some cold water on the AI hype machine. Machine learning is a useful and powerful tool, but it is no more than that.
The question of whether the blockchain will end up as nothing or everything continues to be asked with no definitive answer as of yet.
Although recent European Commission report on corporate bonds is welcome, CFA Institute believes it missed an opportunity to emphasize other recommendations for improving demand for corporate bonds.
High-frequency trading (HFT) was front-page news not too long ago, but fintech has taken that spot. But could the road ahead for fintech end up looking the same as its been for HFT?
Alternative data is already being used by investment managers, but one of the bigger questions is whether it is worth the cost — not only the upfront costs, but also the opportunity cost.
Advances in technology are gaining visibility in the world of investment management, but how it will be regulated remains an issue, especially when it comes to protecting investors.
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