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FTT could hit new member states harder
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 | Jiri Krol
A financial transaction tax will have a different impact on individual member states and may hit newer union members especially hard, says Jiri Krol, director of government and regulatory affairs at the Alternative Investment Management Association.
Is the ‘Magritte’ Syndrome behind the EU FTT?
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Astrid Pieron & Charles-Albert Helleputte
An FTT will not achieve financial stability and will simply be passed onto consumers, argue Astrid Pieron, partner, and Charles-Albert Helleputte, counsel, at Mayer Brown law firm.
Challenges remain in derivatives reform
Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 | Eric Kolodner
Regulators in Europe must balance the benefits of new pre-trade transparency rules with ensuring they do not adversely impact liquidity, says Eric Kolodner, managing director at Tradeweb.
BBA: Five priorities for the EU
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Angela Knight
EU policymakers have five pressing priorities but should not be making unrelated changes on financial regulation to the Treaty, says Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association.
This obsession with the financial crisis must end
Monday 16 Jan 2012 | Deborah Poole
Regulators are focusing all their attention on the financial crisis and are pushing through ill-thought-out regulation as a result says Deborah Poole, partner at specialist offshore legal firm Walkers.
UK tax resident investors demand reporting fund status
Friday 13 Jan 2012 | Zoë Arnautov
Investor demand for the benefits of the UK’s special reporting fund tax regime has increasingly grown since its introduction in 2009. Zoë Arnautov, supervising associate at international law firm Simmons & Simmons outlines what these funds are and their implications for managers and investors.
Regulate for the real economy or face unintended consequences
Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Martin O’Donovan
EU policymakers must reassess a series of regulatory initiatives to ensure vital services are not regulated out of existence, argues Martin O’Donovan, deputy policy and technical director of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
HFT: Poachers turned gamekeepers
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Steve Grob
The financial industry faces a fundamental dilemma in that when you try to fix one thing, it inevitably causes other problems. High frequency trading is one such example of this, according to Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa.
A stormy start to a stormy year?
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 | Michael Izza
Uncertainty in the eurozone combined with a host of regulatory challenges ensure that 2012 will be tricky year for accountants and auditors, argues Michael Izza, chief executive at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Aima: Financial transaction tax is un-European
Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 | Jiri Krol
The European Commission’s proposals for an FTT are unworkable and will damage the internal market, according to Jiri Krol, director of government and regulatory affairs at the Alternative Investment Management Association.
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