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26
Jan
2021
All eyes on emerging and frontier markets
Low interest rates and distorted equity prices in developed markets are forcing institutional investors to re-think...
Market Perspectives
Low interest rates and distorted equity prices in developed markets are forcing institutional investors to re-think their portfolio exposures. As a result, some investors are starting to seek out alpha opportunities in emerging and frontier markets.
All eyes on emerging and frontier markets
21
Jan
2021
Eric de Nexon's Regulatory Chronicle - January 2021
As I have done in previous years, I will dedicate this letter for the month of January to discussing the most important...
Regulatory
As I have done in previous years, I will dedicate this letter for the month of January to discussing the most important topics to be dealt with in this new year, as well as in the years ahead.
Eric de Nexon's Regulatory Chronicle - January 2021
18
Jan
2021
The aftermath of 2020 in technological innovation for the financial sector
The beginning of a new year is a good time to make predictions. The year 2020 and its unprecedented health crisis have...
Technology
The beginning of a new year is a good time to make predictions. The year 2020 and its unprecedented health crisis have accelerated the development and use of many new technologies. This trend, now firmly established, will position 2021 as a pivotal year for a financial sector that is undergoing profound change.
The aftermath of 2020 in technological innovation for the financial sector
12
Jan
2021
Regulatory changes in the Swiss market
New rules for cross-border financial services into the Swiss market. Asset Managers, along with other Financial Service...
Regulatory
New rules for cross-border financial services into the Swiss market. Asset Managers, along with other Financial Service Providers (FSPs), may have to review the way they distribute their funds in Switzerland as a new regulatory framework has entered into force.
Regulatory changes in the Swiss market
15
Dec
2020
Regulations & blockchain: the challenge of technological neutrality
The term "technological neutrality" is often used to say that the law cannot impose or even favor one technology over...
Regulatory
The term "technological neutrality" is often used to say that the law cannot impose or even favor one technology over another when different technologies are likely to meet the same performance objectives.
Regulations & blockchain: the challenge of technological neutrality
10
Dec
2020
Flashnews: On the way to CSDR 2
Regularly announced for soon and long awaited, the consultation on a revision of CSDR was finally published by the...
Regulatory
Regularly announced for soon and long awaited, the consultation on a revision of CSDR was finally published by the European Commission on 8 December 2020. A period of 8 weeks is now opened to answer the various questions asked by the EC.
Flashnews: On the way to CSDR 2
10
Dec
2020
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging...
Market Perspectives
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging Markets indices, according to the classification of the global index provider FTSE Russell.
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
07
Dec
2020
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: extension of exemption and Brexit
On 23rd of November 2020, ESMA published a proposal to amend the 3 delegated regulations detailing the clearing...
Regulatory
On 23rd of November 2020, ESMA published a proposal to amend the 3 delegated regulations detailing the clearing obligations (products concerned, date of entry into force, etc.).
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: extension of exemption and Brexit
04
Dec
2020
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in...
ESG/CSR
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in general. The securities services provider plays a primary role in the value chain by connecting all the players involved. Roberto Pecora, chief executive officer of Societe Generale Securities Services for Italy, explains how to best play this...
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
02
Dec
2020
Flashnews: CSDR & BREXIT
On 25 November 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021)...
Regulatory
On 25 November 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021) on equivalence between Union and UK rules on the regulatory framework applicable to CSDs.
Flashnews: CSDR & BREXIT
01
Dec
2020
Digitalisation and outsourcing: a movement accelerated by the crisis
It was extremely difficult to organise work and IT systems during the first half of 2020. The resilience of the...
Technology
It was extremely difficult to organise work and IT systems during the first half of 2020. The resilience of the asset-management value chain during lockdown proves the industry's need for increased digitalisation, automated processes and outsourcing.
Digitalisation and outsourcing: a movement accelerated by the crisis
01
Dec
2020
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd...
Alternative funds services
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd of December 2020, our expert Bryan FAGE shared his view of the Private Assets market and its challenges in the current economic situation. Discover the video here.
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
27
Nov
2020
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: Yet another new text proposal
Risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contracts were declined in 2016, in Delegated Regulation...
Regulatory
Risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contracts were declined in 2016, in Delegated Regulation 2016/2251 and since then have been the subject of regular proposals for amendment by European regulators (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA: ESAs), proposals they submit to the European Commission.
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: Yet another new text proposal
19
Nov
2020
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in...
ESG/CSR
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
13
Nov
2020
General Meetings and challenges
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his...
Market Perspectives
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his perspective on the current challenges with regards to the organisation of General Meetings of Shareholders.
General Meetings and challenges
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Consultation on the European Settlement Finality Directive (SFD)
The European settlement Finality Directive is currently under review. What is the original purpose of the directive?...
Regulatory
The European settlement Finality Directive is currently under review. What is the original purpose of the directive? What is the reason for this review by the European Commission and which entities would be most affected by the revision of the directive?
Consultation on the European Settlement Finality Directive (SFD)
The new challenges of General Meetings
At the end of January 2021, AFTI (French Association of Securities Professionals) published a methodological guide for...
Regulatory
At the end of January 2021, AFTI (French Association of Securities Professionals) published a methodological guide for General Meetings. Has Covid disrupted its implementation? How easy is it to encourage issuers and their shareholders to further digitize their exchanges? A second AFTI guide on the Shareholders' Rights Directive was published in July 2020,...
The new challenges of General Meetings
European Investor Summit 2021
Societe Generale Securities Services is proud to organise the second edition of its European Investor Summit which will...
Market Perspectives
Societe Generale Securities Services is proud to organise the second edition of its European Investor Summit which will be held virtually from Monday 8 March 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021.
European Investor Summit 2021
Eric de Nexon's January 2021 Regulatory Chronicle
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Regulatory
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Eric de Nexon's January 2021 Regulatory Chronicle
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