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The European Commission this morning unveiled its initial proposals to regulate ‘shadow banking’ and money market funds (MMFs) – the press release is here and the FAQs are here and here.We covered this issue back in May when we exclusively releas…

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The Times reports today on another round of exclusive documents leaked by Open Europe, this time regarding European Commission plans to regulate the ‘shadow banking sector’. See here and here for the docs.A rather niche story you might think but it…

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The new gatekeeper

For quite some time, we have tried to highlight how the EU’s new financial supervisors could eventually take on too much power for comfort – not least when viewed from the City of London. The European Securities and Markets Authority, in particular, lo…

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Things aren’t looking great for the AIFM Directive. At least not from the point of view of developing countries, SMEs, European taxpayers, pensioners and assorted charities – all of which will be negatively affected if the Directive is passed in its cu…

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We’ve been here before

The Spanish EU Presidency yesterday decided to shelve a vote on the proposed AIFM Directive on hedge funds and private equity due to “a last-minute intervention by Gordon Brown”, according to the FT. The talks apparently stalled on British concerns ove…

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