Is shadow banking a way to get SMEs the funding they need? The EU’s policy environment, the conundrum European banks are caught in — these are issues Josina Kamerling discusses in a recent interview.
IEX got approval from the SEC on 17 June to become the 13th registered stock exchange, as of August. Can IEX bring its intended benefits to investors? Will NASDAQ challenge the SEC’s decision?
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.
CFA Institute member survey: The higher the wealth, the less likely investors will be affected by automated financial advice tools.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has released a report that aims to determine if high-frequency traders are anticipating order flow across markets. It finds …
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.”
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.
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).
Alternative finance has huge potential in the developing world, crowdfunding especially. Will it “fuel ‘the Rise of the Rest?’” What are the hurdles? How does blockchain fit in?
How reporters’ word choices, their sentiment and unusualness, can forecast market performance up to six months out.
Dennis Dick, CFA: “Circuit breakers and warning systems for stop or market orders are mere band-aids for potentially larger underlying market structural issues ...."
Report reveals 36 barriers to the development of a truly pan-European CMU; findings complement CFA Institute member survey results.
How can we prevent the Barclays and Credit Suisses of the world from committing dark-pool fraud? The SEC has a proposal.
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.
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