Euro a headwind
Stunting investment in UK
European Commission: proposals will make cross-border distribution ‘simpler, quicker and cheaper’
With the Catalan crisis stalled, for now at least, all eyes have been on political risk in Italy and some arduous deal-making in Germany. After Sunday's result, Italy is likely to lurch into some frenzied horse-trading, but where will Merkel's new coalition...
Managers consider next steps for directive
Issues in the campaign included relationship with the EU
Asymmetric risk for UK
European equity markets remain attractive to us. The combination of a solid macroeconomic backdrop outside the region and a strong recovery domestically has helped propel earnings higher.
Country goes to polls on 4 March
Campaigners look to block May's deal
2017 was another bloodbath for the high street. In the UK alone, more than 8,000 stores closed and a handful of household names, such as Toys R Us, filed for bankruptcy.
Tweaks in the pipeline?
First time in history
Wealth and investment managers are still grappling with the fallout from the implementation of MiFID II at the start of the year, with some areas continuing to be worked through and debated, but the deadline day for another hefty piece of regulation is...
Joined in November 2016
Suite of unprecedented measures
2017 marked another strong year for European equities, with the MSCI Europe index providing a total return of 11% and the MSCI Europe ex-UK index providing a total return of 12% in euro terms.
Warning new MiFID II fund transaction cost methodology will 'mislead' investors as asset managers come under fire
Concerns over 'damaging' new system
Concerns mounting over potential return figures
With all the focus on MiFID II and PRIIPs at the beginning of the year, it is no surprise the introduction of EU regulation PSD2 has gone largely unnoticed.
The EU Commission is said to be looking at changes to banking charges to boost green financing for low carbon technologies and efficiency measures, but would such a move result in fresh risks?
PSD2 deadline is tomorrow