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  • Asset management at the centre of the CMU: A blessing or a curse?

    The EU’s Capital Markets Union could offer great opportunities to the asset management industry but must also deal with the impending risks of potential regulation   Diversifying corporate financing and decreasing dependency on bank loans lies at the center of the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, supporting the EU’s overarching priority to generate growth…

  • State of the Union – steadying the ship

    Brexit, economic sluggishness and the refugee crisis has dented the EU’s reputation over recent months both at home and abroad. These were the challenges confronting Jean-Claude Juncker – the President of the European Commission – as he contemplated his second annual ‘State of the Union’ speech, which he delivered today at the European Parliament in…

  • Brexit’s impact on financial services

    Financial services is possibly the policy area where Brexit will have the strongest impact. The City of London is the largest financial centre in Europe; many financial firms offer their services from their London base, making use of “passporting” rights granted through European legislation, which are now clearly at risk. As a result of being…

  • 2016 – A year of big change for asset managers and the financial community in Europe

    2016 will be a busy year for financial services in Brussels thanks to the amount of legislation currently under scrutiny and the number of amendments to regulations affecting the financial services sector that are being considered. With the implementation of MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) including the possible postponement by a year of its application, and with…

  • Dutch EU Presidency: The stars aligned?

    The upcoming Dutch Council Presidency in the first half of 2016 will handle many important dossiers, ranging from the Circular Economy, to the reform of the Emission Trading System, the Copyright Directive, the Capital Markets Union and many more. In addition the Dutch are taking the helm of the Council while the EU faces tough…

  • The impact of Brexit on Financial Services

    By the end of 2017, David Cameron has promised a referendum on whether Britain will choose to remain a member of the EU or seek a withdrawal. This paper assesses the consequences a Brexit would have on the City of London, the lifeblood of the British economy. In this briefing paper FTI Consulting’s financial services team…

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