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    1. April 29, 2016

      European clearers pass first continent-wide stress tests

      Europe’s clearing houses have passed their first continent-wide stress tests as regulators tighten their analysis of...

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      April 29, 2016

      Europe's clearing houses pass stress tests

      Europe’s clearing houses have passed their first continent-wide stress tests as regulators tighten their analysis of...

    1. April 17, 2016

      EU fires ‘starting gun’ on direct lending

      Europe’s financial watchdog has called for the creation of an EU-wide framework to allow asset managers to offer loans...

    2. April 14, 2016

      Europe to conduct clearing house stress tests

      European markets regulators are to conduct their first stress tests for clearing houses at the end of April,...

    3. March 20, 2016

      Asset managers cheer rejection of EU bond rules

      Asset managers have won a reprieve from stringent proposed trading rules designed to prevent a repeat of the financial...

    4. March 17, 2016

      EU rejects Mifid II trading reforms

      Calls by banks and asset managers for a swift finalisation of Europe’s controversial trading reforms were dashed after...

    5. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      European financial watchdog logo used by fraudsters

      Europe’s financial watchdog has warned that its identity and logo have been used by fraudsters in attempts to try and...

    6. February 7, 2016

      ‘Name and shame’ closet trackers, European regulator told

      Campaigners have called for Europe’s main securities regulator to “name and shame” the asset managers and funds it...

    7. February 7, 2016

      Aberdeen cuts fees on emerging markets fund

      Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe’s third-largest fund house, is cutting fees on one of its emerging markets fund at a...

    8. February 3, 2016

      Brokers should bin the bundles of research notes

      Over the past four decades, many City of London conventions have been quietly abandoned. Stockbrokers no longer charge...

    9. February 2, 2016

      EU probe into asset managers uncovers potential mis-selling

      Nearly a sixth of equity funds in Europe have potentially been mis-sold to investors, according to the European markets...

    10. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Up to 15% of equity funds 'may have been mis-sold' - Esma

      Nearly a sixth of equity funds in Europe may have been mis-sold to investors, according to the European markets...

    11. January 31, 2016

      Movers & shakers: February 1

      • Guillermo Ossés has joined Man Group, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund, with $76.8bn in assets under...

    12. December 16, 2015

      Esma’s Maijoor calls for swift resolution to Mifid uncertainty

      Europe’s top markets supervisor has urged Brussels to move swiftly to set a new timetable for rolling out a landmark...

    13. December 14, 2015

      EU rules demand transparent research fees

      Asset managers will be forced to be transparent about how much of a client’s money goes on buying broker research,...

    14. December 14, 2015

      EU moves to end longstanding derivatives clearing spat with US

      European regulators are formally considering allowing a US-style clearing regime in an effort to harmonise global...

    15. December 14, 2015

      Europe considers US-style derivatives clearing system

      European regulators are formally considering introducing a US-style clearing regime to end a long-standing dispute...

    16. November 15, 2015

      Watchdogs attempt to force trackers out of closets

      There is a growing body of academic evidence to suggest that closet tracking — a form of mis-selling whereby funds...

    17. November 15, 2015

      BlackRock boosts its securities lending

      BlackRock has overhauled a small but increasingly important part of its business that is proving popular with banks...

    18. November 10, 2015

      EU overhaul of financial market rules to be delayed

      A sprawling piece of legislation the EU introduced to shore up financial markets following the 2008 financial crisis...

    19. November 9, 2015

      EU financial market reform faces IT bugs

      The EU’s plans for reforming financial markets face delays amid warnings that regulators and the financial services...

    20. October 25, 2015

      Oil traders threaten London market exit over EU ‘position limits’

      Some of the world’s largest oil traders are threatening to pull their business from London’s derivative exchanges...

    21. October 11, 2015

      Regulators drag their feet over closet-tracking crisis

      Investors could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s two most influential regulatory bodies have been slow to act...

    22. September 29, 2015

      Commodity traders express caution on Mifid II

      Mifid II — is it time to panic? European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has now delivered a final draft of the...

    23. September 23, 2015

      EU traders and energy groups braced for Mifid II guidance

      Traders and energy companies operating in Europe are bracing themselves for the release of guidance that could...

    24. August 2, 2015

      ‘Fortress Europe’ freezes Cayman Island hedge funds out

      Hedge fund managers domiciled in the Cayman Islands, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore face uncertainty over whether they...

    25. July 5, 2015

      Brussels clashes with EU markets watchdog

      An influential MEP has threatened to cut funding to Europe’s markets watchdog after accusing the supervisor of behaving...

    26. June 30, 2015

      Greek bond prices enter default territory

      Prices for benchmark Greek debt were already pricing in a default — or arrears — as electronic trading of the country’s...

    27. June 18, 2015

      Greek regulators battle with short-selling hedge funds

      Greek regulators have been waging a behind-the-scenes battle with a group of mostly London-based hedge funds who have...

    28. June 10, 2015

      Asia appeals for exchanges as regulators get bogged down

      For delegates gathering at the annual International Derivatives Expo in London this week, there were two main items on...

    29. June 7, 2015

      Three Swedish banks accused of ‘closet tracking’

      Three of Sweden’s four largest banks have been accused of mis-selling funds to retail investors as the scrutiny on...

    30. May 17, 2015

      New regulatory measures anger European securitisation industry

      Europe’s struggling securitisation industry has voiced frustration over new regulatory recommendations, in the latest...

    31. April 20, 2015

      Clearing houses hit back at European plans

      A group of seven European derivatives exchanges operators have hit back at regulators’ plans to give investors greater...

    32. March 22, 2015

      Sweden begins crackdown on closet trackers

      The Swedish government has begun an investigation into funds that charge high fees for active management when they...

    33. March 8, 2015

      Row erupts as EU backtracks on index data transparency

      Scandals over the rigging of interbank interest rates such as Libor and Euribor and the alleged fixing of gold and...

    34. February 15, 2015

      Sweden pledges to investigate closet trackers

      The Swedish government is to become the first in Europe to formally investigate closet-tracking funds that charge high...

    35. February 5, 2015

      EU push on dealing commissions meets resistance

      New European rules on dealing commissions aim to cut prices and improve transparency for investors, but brokers are...

    36. February 4, 2015

      Europe exempts FX futures from mandatory clearing

      Europe has exempted mandatory clearing for some derivatives in the $130bn foreign exchange market after the main...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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