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Singapore regulator looks at extending transparency on short selling

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is looking at introducing enhanced transparency on the level of short selling in securities listed on Singapore’s approved exchanges, according to a briefing paper by legal firm Sidley.

Banks to lose as asset managers move to others under Mifid II research unbundling in 2018

With less than a year before the markets in financial instruments directive (Mifid II) rules kick in, most asset managers are shifting research budgets away from the top nine investment banks.

Concerns raised over Esma lack of understanding of distribution of financial products

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) seems to have little understanding of open architecture platforms, according to European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers (Fecif).