European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)

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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).

Aima critical of EU approach to non-bank financing and urges re-think of rules

Enduring barriers preventing non-bank finance and capital markets from developing in the European Union (EU) should be removed, says the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).

Esma calls for changes to financial market rules and supervision

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has recommended rule changes to improve and streamline financial markets regulation and supervision and to strengthen investor protection.

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.

CFOs concerned about changing regulations and European research unbundling

Changing financial rules and regulations are the most pressing issue on the minds of chief financial officers (CFOs) at leading US hedge funds, according to a survey by ITG.

Singapore regulator begins overhaul of securities and futures legislation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper outlining its proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (SFA).

Mixed impact on fund managers from EU’s AIFMD

European Union rules for alternative investment fund managers have proved less onerous than once feared, according to research by legal firm Sidley Austin.