Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Market Structure


Snapchat IPO: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Investors demand high standards of governance at public companies, but Snap’s recent listing brings up the question of how far are shareholders willing to chase gains in exchange for their votes?

French Market Authority Report on High-Frequency Trading — No Surprises

Another jurisdiction has found that high-frequency trading has a mostly neutral or positive impact on market quality.

Primer on Shenzhen–Hong Kong Connect

Foreign investors can now more easily gain equity exposure in China and Chinese investors can diversify into shares listed in Hong Kong.

What Can Investors Learn from Financial History That Will Help Them Today?

Can modern investors learn anything from financial history? Leading academics and senior investment professionals look at the past and provide practical information for today. Categories: Market Structure

Future of the Global Economy? Experts at Investing Conference Say “Wait and See”

No one really knows at this point what impact President-elect Trump or the cabinet that he puts together will have on the global economy, capital markets, or financial industry.

Changes in Financial Regulation in the Time of Trump: Financial Choice Act

Broad-based proposed legislation could bring wide-sweeping reforms to financial market regulation and undo Dodd–Frank and the DOL Fiduciary Rule.

Secondary Corporate Bond Market Liquidity: What CFA Institute Members Think

The debate about whether bond market liquidity has deteriorated or not is a popular topic, and CFA Institute members had the chance to give their opinions on the subject.

Payment for Order Flow: UK Market More Competitive in Retail Trades After Ban?

Ban on payment for order flow positive for the quality of the UK market. Study finds that the proportion of retail trades executing at best quoted prices increased — a win for market integrity.

Euromoney Blockchain Forum: A Collaborative Jump from Hype to Reality

Improving efficiency and reducing costs of existing systems has become the motivation for adopting blockchain technology, and asset managers should get involved early in the implementation process.

Why Funding SMEs Within the EU Capital Markets Union Action Plan Is Challenging

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.

SEC OKs IEX Application; Can “Flash Boys” Hero Improve Market for Investors?

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?

Striking Right Balance of Disclosure: European Prospectus Regime Revision Continues

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.

Survey: Ultra HNW, Institutional Clients Prefer Humans to Robo-Advisers

CFA Institute member survey: The higher the wealth, the less likely investors will be affected by automated financial advice tools.

How Are the UK and Australia Able to Avoid HFT Pitfalls Ravaging the US Market Scene?

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 …

European Commission Shifts Capital Markets Union Focus to Retail Investors

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.”



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