Capital Markets





Data gaps for SMEs create additional burdens for speciality finance transactions
The landmark legislation aims to rein in systemic jeopardies resulting from high-risk financial products
The Securitisation Regulation’s failure to revive public markets in the EU has come under the spotlight as part of the article 46 regulatory review
A previously booming sustainable bond market has been subject to a continued slowdown against the backdrop of ongoing geopolitical situation
The SEC’s proposed changes have opened questions as to whether other jurisdictions will follow suit, and whether stricter regulation in the US could open opportunities for other SPAC markets
The lack of eligible assets for the ESG European securitisation market is at least partly due to the high barriers of entry set by the taxonomy
The Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act has reset the discussion for the regulation of digital asset business in the US
As the war in Ukraine runs its course a potential Russian debt default looms, with questions being raised over whether the US and EU could impose further sanctions as a result
Although ESG accounts for only approximately 7.5% of global assets held by financial firms, stricter regulation, public opinion, and buyside and sellside activism could scale the market dramatically
Still under development in the EU, the regulation is set to build on ICMA’s Green Bond Principles and create an ambitious standard for sustainable finance across the bloc
The conflict has quickened change to energy markets, trade dynamics and political approaches in Europe and the US
The proposals also raise questions over the complexity of the capital requirements framework for banks
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Primers

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
IFLR’s explainer series turns to the EU’s SFTR and how it will change securities lending and repo market practices
IFLR’s free-to-read explainer series looks at how securities firms are preparing for the new rules
A panel of activists and advisers debated the impact of a new rule for director fights, with one participant suggesting it could open the floodgates for activism campaigns
Interoperability and harmonisation of global carbon markets will be key to improve the liquidity and scaling of carbon trading
Stuart Kirk’s controversial speech has met with mixed reactions in the financial community, with some commending his brutal honesty, and others finding serious flaws in his argument
The Spring issue of IFLR Magazine is live, download the PDF now
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