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New measures aim to strengthen investor protections through increased disclosure requirements and appraisal rights for dissenting shareholders
Concerns over valuations, depth of liquidity and the focus on dividends over capital growth are other factors to consider in push to attract listings
The revenue system saw heavy scrutiny after the rise in popularity of zero commission trading platforms
A well-calibrated transparency regime that takes into account the nuances of each asset class is essential for the health of European fixed income markets
IFLR surveyed bankers, lawyers and firms on London’s listing rules and changes that need to be made going forward
Grey areas remain over changes to debt and equity capital markets bookbuilding
Lawyers involved in the first GDR listings reveal the challenges they faced in the deals and offer advice for issuers and underwriters
Project linking exchanges across Africa faces an uphill struggle in intra-African trading due to regulatory fragmentation
Further clarity on how best to guard against greenwashing and support on additional costs incurred will improve overall effectiveness of the framework
Without proper standards and strategies in place, fund managers could find themselves at risk of greenwashing
The regulation will bring a unified approach to cryptoassets across the EU on issues such as AML, consumer protection and financial stability
Attributing much of the supervisory authority over cryptoassets to the CFTC, the bill has been seen as a welcome stepping-stone towards the establishment of a strong regulatory framework
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Primers

IFLR examines the SEC’s latest proposals to enhance climate disclosures and combat greenwashing across the US investment management industry
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the PCAOB audit requirements on US-listed Chinese companies, the potential for an agreement and alternatives companies are considering
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the Commission’s proposal on climate disclosures for issuers, for which the comment period will end on June 17
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the rules on foreign investments and the implications of the newly added listing regulations for restricted sectors
In our latest explainer, we take a closer look at the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which replaces the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
This edition of IFLR’s free-to-read primer series looks at high frequency trading (HFT), exploring recent trends in the space and discussing assertions levelled against certain strategies
IFLR’s latest free-to-read explainer looks at direct listings and how they differ from traditional IPOs
IFLR’s latest free-to-read primer looks at Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest, addressing what it is, what it does and related retail investor protection issues
In IFLR’s latest primer, we look at the significance of the UK Stewardship Code and how recent changes will impact asset management
In this IFLR’s explainer, we look at the significance of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and how it affects investors
The Inflation Reduction Act has been welcomed as a game-changer for sustainable investment, but it must be followed by other initiatives
In the second part of this Q&A, commissioner Peirce examines the latest progress on cryptoasset regulation in the US and reflects on her legacy within the agency
Ropes & Gray lawyers discuss typical US liability management techniques and whether they could be applied in Europe
The proposal to give ministers the power to override City regulators’ decisions is a dangerous game that could take the UK down the US’s path of politically gangrened policymaking
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