The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is a highly influential consortium of global regulators whose members cover 95% of the world’s securities and futures markets across 115 jurisdictions. Given IOSCO’s expansive reach, many consider the association as the global … Continue reading IOSCO Maps Out 2019 Global Regulatory Focus
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” — John Muir The adoption of well-intentioned investor protection legislation can come with unintended (and sometimes harmful) consequences. For example, when … Continue reading Regulators and the Law of Unintended Consequence
With China making great strides to liberalize its financial markets, it’s no surprise that foreign investors are keen to join the party. While asset managers found a relatively easy path to acquiring Chinese equities using a solution that goes through … Continue reading Access Granted: CBI Green Lights China Bond Connect
Adrian Whelan recently spent time in New York, the first stop on the speaking trail was the UCITS & AIFMD for US Managers conference, which provided a forum to discuss various issues pertaining to regulated funds in Europe including Brexit … Continue reading Conference Quick Take: Springtime in New York
As the Brexit sands of time tick down, we enter perhaps the most crucial week in the process thus far, and agreement on withdrawal plans between the EU and UK remains elusive. Many expect a delay is the most likely … Continue reading Big Brexit Week: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?
As we inch closer to Brexit day with no deal in sight, financial regulators across the world are looking to mitigate the worst impacts. Market access accommodations intend to ensure continuity of financial activity to and from the UK. A … Continue reading Beyond Brexit: Derivatives Deal a Glimpse into the UK’s Future?