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    1. November 23, 2014

      European markets watchdog examines closet trackers

      The European markets watchdog is probing “closet tracking”, which critics say is enabling fund managers to charge high...

    2. October 23, 2014

      The European market data debate

      Few topics in European exchanges stir the passions like price and access market data. Often a delicate subject, it’s...

    1. October 10, 2014

      Europe delays full foreign exchange derivatives reporting

      Europe is to postpone standard reporting of all foreign exchange derivatives trades for more than two years after national...

    2. October 2, 2014

      Europe reveals post-crisis swaps rules

      Europe has published rules enforcing compulsory clearing of interest rate swaps from the middle of next year, a key...

    3. September 28, 2014

      Warning on bond risk to euro area

      A group of European regulators has warned about the potential dangers posed to the euro area financial system by bond funds....

    4. August 26, 2014

      S&P to offer European ‘ratings lite’ product

      Standard & Poor’s is offering medium-sized European companies a “ratings lite” product that would have less onerous...

    5. July 27, 2014

      Europe fights to keep dealing commissions

      Europe’s main markets regulator faces fierce resistance to its plans to stop fund managers paying for investment research...

    6. July 24, 2014

      London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

      The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed rule...

    7. July 17, 2014

      Respite for derivatives deals from incoming European rules

      Swaps dealers and banks are set to win a respite from meeting incoming European derivatives rules after regulators admitted...

    8. July 13, 2014

      EU ban on IFA rebates could restrict choice

      Édouard Carmignac, founder and chairman of the eponymous French asset manager, has warned that a planned EU ban on rebates...

    9. July 4, 2014

      Comment: Beware misconceptions over European market data

      The recently agreed European legislation, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), has given a mandate to...

    10. June 17, 2014

      ETF managers push European reform agenda

      BlackRock is leading renewed efforts by participants in the exchange traded funds market to harmonise and improve ETF...

    11. June 15, 2014

      EU regulator: systemic risk is not just about size

      The head of the primary European markets regulator has intervened unexpectedly in the debate over whether asset managers...

    12. June 11, 2014

      IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

      It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

    13. June 3, 2014

      S&P censured for erroneous France downgrade alert

      Standard & Poor’s has been censured by the EU securities watchdog for wrongly announcing in 2011 that France’s credit rating...

    14. May 8, 2014

      Esma proposes moratorium on derivatives deals

      Banks and large swap dealers should be given respite from new European requirements to clear some of their derivatives...

    15. April 20, 2014

      Esma chief warns securities regulators on monitoring risk

      Securities watchdogs have inadequate resources to cope with their new regulatory responsibility for monitoring systemic...

    16. April 14, 2014

      EU clampdown on ‘flash boy’ traders turns technical

      The battle to rein in high-frequency traders in Europe is about to shift to the arcane world of rule writing, as the EU...

    17. February 25, 2014

      Europe reaches deal on fund manager pay

      European policy makers have agreed final rules over pay and sanctions for Europe’s €6.3tn fund management industry, ending...

    18. February 23, 2014

      Political infighting delays benchmark regulation

      Investor groups have raised concerns that regulations aimed at setting tougher standards for benchmarks such as Euribor and...

    19. January 27, 2014

      CME and ICE warn on plan to force open European clearing houses

      The heads of the world’s two largest exchange operators by market value have warned against proposals to force open Europe’s...

    20. January 17, 2014

      Mifid show moves to Paris after breakthrough agreement

      After the euphoria of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) deal in Strasbourg, the march on Paris has...

    21. December 2, 2013

      Rating agencies face fines threat after EU sovereign debt probe

      The top credit rating agencies face the threat of fines after an EU regulator said it had uncovered “deficiencies” in the...

    22. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2013

      ESMA: 'Get the raters!'

      You might expect an EU-sponsored investigation into the sovereign ratings process as practiced by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch to...

    23. December 1, 2013

      Hedge accounting: more use, some problems

      Serendipity is wonderful. Europe’s securities markets regulator recently took the region’s top banks to task over the wide...

    24. November 24, 2013

      Threat to money funds in Europe

      European politicians have, for the first time, called for the explicit abolition of the continent’s €450bn fixed-value money...

    25. November 18, 2013

      Banks pushed for more bad loans details

      European banks are being pushed to improve disclosures on troubled loans and liquidity in their 2013 accounts as regulators...

    26. November 15, 2013

      A rise of passives, a rise of scrutiny

      Index-based investing is expanding rapidly across global financial markets in a shift that offers big rewards to providers...

    27. November 10, 2013

      BlackRock asks where European ETF rivals are

      BlackRock – the world’s largest exchange traded funds provider – has called for greater competition within the European...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian markets were mixed, with Japanese shares making large gains while the Kospi and the Hang Seng were slightly...

    29. September 13, 2013

      Europe pushes back OTC derivatives trade reporting deadline

      European regulators have pushed back plans requiring over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives users to report their trades by a...

    30. September 12, 2013

      UK wins backing on clash with EU over short selling rules

      Britain has secured an important legal breakthrough in its campaign to check over-reach from Brussels, as a senior adviser...

    31. September 11, 2013

      Libor control to remain in London

      Brussels has ditched its plan to put the scandal-mired Libor lending rate under the direct control of a European supervisor...

    32. September 3, 2013

      Europe recognises US and Japan derivatives rules

      European regulators have agreed to recognise new rules laid out by the US and Japan to tighten derivatives trading as global...

    33. August 26, 2013

      UK markets supervisor rejects EU regulatory guidance

      The new UK markets supervisor has for the first time rejected formal EU guidance on financial regulations this summer,...

    34. August 25, 2013

      EU ‘snubs investors’ on reforms

      Investors have been left almost voiceless on major European rule changes because the regulators have left them off...

    35. August 19, 2013

      CME and ICE mull joining new European repositories body

      CME Group and IntercontinentalExchange, the US derivatives groups, are among the market participants considering taking part...

    36. July 23, 2013

      Index Association seeks ‘best practice’ standards

      The Index Industry Association on Monday launched the first unified set of “best practice” guidelines for index providers...

    37. July 19, 2013

      Comment: US-EU accord swaps uncertainty for pragmatism

      In the four years since the G20 set out its principles for derivative market reform, the industry has been enveloped by a...

    38. June 30, 2013

      German regulator rows back on property

      Fears that German real estate investment trusts (Reits) would get caught up in the EU’s sweeping alternatives directive have...

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