Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Investment Industry


CFA Institute Welcomes ESMA’s Proposals under the Prospectus Regulation

Despite all the interest in Brexit, the European Commission is still in the business of producing rules to manage securities markets.

To Regulate or Not to Regulate: That Is the Question

The introduction of blockchain technologies generally is considered to be conducive to improving efficiency and stability of the finance industry, but how much regulation should be applied?

ESG Integration in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Markets, Practices, and Data

CFA Institute and the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) have released the third in a series of four reports addressing the current state of global environmental, social, and governance

MiFID II Research Unbundling: A Survey Yielding Mixed Results

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.

Webinar: ESG Integration in the Americas

CFA Institute and the Principles for Responsible Investment recently recorded a webinar to discuss their findings on the Integration of ESG data in the fixed income world in the Americas. A replay of the webinar… READ MORE ›

Webinar: How Structured Data (XBRL) Is Used Today

How are regulators, investors, research analysts, and other data consumers using structured, machine-readable data prepared by corporate filers every quarter?

Mohini Singh, director, Financial Reporting Policy, conducted a webinar with XBRL US, to talk about a study conducted to… READ MORE ›

Capital Formation: The Evolving Role of Public and Private Markets

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the last two decades make grim reading in developed markets.

Capital Markets Union and Banking Union: Two Mutually Inclusive Projects

The level of integration of EU capital markets is still insufficient to boost growth and investments across Europe, according to Marco Lamandini

Unlocking the Potential of Capital Markets in Central and Eastern European Countries

Owing to a number of barriers and unaddressed challenges, thecapital marketsin Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries lag behind the more developed Western European markets.

SEC Holds Proxy Process Roundtable — Will Reforms Follow?

On 15 November, the US SEC helda roundtable focused on key aspects of the US proxy system, including proxy voting mechanics and technology, the shareholder proposal process, and the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms.

Stock Exchanges Need to Find Their Mojo

After years of debate, both the Singapore Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong have amended their rules to allow the listing of companies with dual-class share (DCS) structures.

XBRL US Investor Forum on the Impact of Data on the Capital Markets

The XBRL US Investor Forum on 8 November in New York City will examine the role of data in capital markets and how the markets can move closer to establishing this single source of truth.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in Brazil

CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) highlight our findings about the current state of ESG integration in Brazil, to complement our findings in the United States and Canada.

Fiduciary Duty Takes a Step Back: Industry Reacts to Death of DOL Rule

After the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacate the fiduciary standard, the brokerage industry lost no time in rolling back some of its policies specifically adopted in response to that rule.



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