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Proposed legislation could catapult EU ahead of US in whistleblower protection

Whistleblower protection laws usually come in the wake of corporate and accounting scandals.

EU bond liquidity system begins under Mifid II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has published its first liquidity assessment for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and Regulation (Mifir).

Unintended consequences of convoluted EU regulations could severely hit hedge fund returns

Hedge funds could be charged 70 per cent additional margin because of regulatory changes, according to research from derivatives analytics company OpenGamma.

US CFTC and UK regulator join forces to promote innovation in fintech

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed an arrangement to collaborate and support innovative financial technology (fintech) firms through each other’s initiatives.

Few asset managers prepared for introduction of Mifid II rules

Only 6 per cent of asset management firms think they are ready to meet the best execution requirements under Mifid II, according to a survey by Liquidnet.

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).

UK law will end tax-free status of performance fees for offshore funds

The UK government has published draft legislation making performance fees non-deductible.