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GameStopped? Regulators react to the “short squeeze”

While trading frenzies are as old as the markets themselves, the novelty of widespread retail trading in obscure US stocks fueled by Reddit chat forums has prompted recent interventions by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Unfortunately the FCA’s terse 29 January statement on “recent share trading issues” gave little insight into how it … Continue Reading

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation – new ESG challenges for asset managers

What is SFDR? The SFDR is part of the European Commission’s package of reforms to implement its sustainable finance strategy. The strategy focuses on three areas: Strengthening the foundations for sustainable investment by creating an enabling framework. The Commission believes many financial (and non-financial) companies still focus excessively on short term financial performance instead of … Continue Reading

Coronavirus – insurance issues for UK businesses and insurers

Earlier this week we looked at the effect that Coronavirus may be having on events cancellation, travel and personal accident insurances. However, businesses should now consult with their professional advisers and insurance managers over the extent of the wider insurance programme that they might have in place to cover other financial losses caused or contributed … Continue Reading

Responsible Investment Framework: IA aims to increase clarity and consistency

The Investment Association (IA) published the Final Report on its Responsible Investment Framework on 18 November 2019 (the Report). The Report was created following an industry-wide consultation led by the IA at the beginning of 2019 regarding the Responsible Investment Framework (the Framework); the proposal for a UK retail product label; and the use of … Continue Reading
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