EUROPE - The new standards for securities research may drive some investment firms to spin off their research functions, said European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Charlie McCreevy.
Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the European Association of Independent Research Providers in London today, McCreevy said that in order to simplify conflicts management, some firms may well spin off...
Michael Bow talks to Matti Leppälä
EUROPE - The majority of European multinational companies would like to develop cross-border pensions but differing regulations among member states and uncertainty over changing European rules are giving plan sponsors pause, AEGON finds.
EUROPE - Mercer has launched a service to help trustees and other institutional investors meet their stewardship requirements.
That the third quarter was turbulent was no surprise. But recently released funding figures for pension funds and asset under management figures for asset managers have helped us crystallise the cost of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the EU...
Pension funds could soon have to bear the cost of a Europe-wide tax on equity, bonds, currency and derivative transactions, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds