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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.

Hong Kong and Switzerland sign landmark deal to distribute public funds

Hong Kong and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutual recognition of funds and asset managers.

China pilot green bond initiative launches on Shanghai exchange

China has launched a green bond pilot initiative on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Green bonds are instruments for financing environmentally friendly propjets.

India changes offshore investment rules for alternative funds

The decision by India's market regulator to raise the amounts that local alternative funds can invest in offshore funds has been welcomed by participants.

Asean gives boost to cross border investment with publication of common prospectus rules

The financial authorities of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have published a handbook to encourage and speed-up cross-border investments under new rules for a common Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) prospectus.

EU securities market authority recommendation to extend fund marketing passport disappoints many

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has decided to recommend extension of the coveted AIFMD marketing passport to only three non-EU jurisdictions. Several countries are less than happy with the decision.

Potential “golden age” for fund managers brings new challenges

Fund managers must adapt to the new regulatory environment if they want to benefit from what could be a golden age for the management industry, according to a report from KPMG.

Firms face higher penalty costs as global regulators fight misconduct

Global regulators will continue to increase penalties in their battle against market misconduct, according to a survey by Kinetic Partners, part of consulting and advisory firm Duff & Phelps.