European Union (EU)

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Unlisted green funds attracting more investor interest in Europe

Alternative investment funds made up nearly 80 per cent of EU fund industry in 2017

Political uncertainty, Brexit jitters and eurozone growth slowdown slams market sentiment

EU financial markets are increasingly nervous, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma).

Non-bank lending firms want EU policymakers to change their approach to the sector

The growth of non-bank lending in the EU means policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the current regulatory framework remains appropriate.

Esma approves third country recognition for three UK CCPs in case of no deal Brexit

Three central counterparties (CCPs) in the UK — LCH, ICE Clear Europe and LME Clear — will be recognised by EU in case of no deal Brexit.

Luxembourg takes steps to prepare financial services for no deal Brexit

Luxembourg has introduced a Bill n measures to be taken in relation to the financial services sector in case of the UK's withdrawal from the EU without a formal agreement.

Esma seeks comments on fund liquidity stress testing guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has opened a public consultation on draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds.

Esma plans for no deal Brexit

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European securities regulators have agreed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).