Regulation Monthly archive

Jul 29, 2019
Proportionate regulation needed to address European asset management consolidation
A more proportionate approach to regulation is needed in response to increasing consolidation in the European asset management sector, according to the New City Initiative (NCI), the UK-based boutique asset management think tank. The paper – ‘M&A in asset management: Is it strangling boutiques?’ – explores the drivers behind ongoing M&A activity and questions whether decisive action needs to be taken at a governmental or regulatory level. Ther...
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Jul 24, 2019
Proxy advisers agree to greater independent scrutiny
Big-hitting proxy advisers have agreed to greater independent scrutiny involving a series of updated principles and supervision from an independent committee set up to oversee businesses involved in shareholder voting. KT Rabin, Glass Lewis CEO, tells IR Magazine: ‘As a founding signatory to the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis Group (BPP), launched in 2014, Glass Lewis is pleased to confirm that the revised BPP was up...
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Jul 18, 2019
Investors in South Korea embrace stewardship code
The number of institutional investors in South Korea taking up the stewardship code recently reached the 100 milestone after the government introduced the guideline to enhance the participatory role of shareholders back in December 2016. According to an announcement by the Korea Corporate Governance Service (KCGS), 100 institutional investors have mandated the code, with an additional 31 planning to adopt it. The National Pension Service (NPS) is the only pen...
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Jul 02, 2019
NIRI 2019: Nasdaq’s plan for capital markets reform
It’s just over two years since Nasdaq launched its Revitalize Blueprint – a 25-point plan for how the capital markets could function more efficiently and effectively – and just two months since Nasdaq unveiled its Total Markets Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow. At the NIRI annual conference in June, IR Magazine caught up with Randall Hopkins, vice president and head of capital markets reform and inno...
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