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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.”

DOL Fiduciary Rule: Though Complex It Moves Investment Advice Model in Right Direction

The US Labor Department has released its final fiduciary rules for retirement advice. While the rules steadfastly maintain their requirement for a best-interests contract for most arrangements between investors and nonfiduciary advisers, the federal agency relented on a number of troublesome implementation matters.

Capital Markets Union Update: Creating Regulatory Framework for EU Financial Sector

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).

Did Investor Stop Orders or Liquidity Disincentives Cause Aug ’15 Flash Crash?

Dennis Dick, CFA: “Circuit breakers and warning systems for stop or market orders are mere band-aids for potentially larger underlying market structural issues ...."

Europe’s Capital Market Union: Task Force Report Sets out Long-Term Vision

Report reveals 36 barriers to the development of a truly pan-European CMU; findings complement CFA Institute member survey results.



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