Regulatory compliance

Solvency II rules trigger real estate and infrastructure investment

One-third of continental European insurance companies expect to increase investment portfolio allocations to real estate and infrastructure in the next three years, according to a new report, Insurers Present Challenges and Opportunities for Asset Managers, from Greenwich Associates. This dramatic...
AFME weighs up MiFID

Commenting on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), and the associated delegated regulation (MiFIR) today, Simon Lewis, Chief Executive at AFME (the voice of all Europe's wholesale financial markets), said: "Today sees MiFID II take effect. It is one...
National Settlement Depository assigns FISNs

Russia's National Settlement Depository (NSD) says it has started assigning FISNs (Financial Instrument Short Names) to securities and related financial instruments, acting in compliance with ISO 18774. ISO 18774 is an international standard which establishes a universal approach to reflecting the...
EU OKs Swiss equivalence for a year

The European Union Commission has today decided to recognize the equivalence of the Swiss legal and supervisory framework for trading venues with that of the EU for a temporary period of one year. The decision allows European securities traders access to the Swiss market even after the new European...
IHS Markit names UBS as design partner


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