Policy and Regulation

Policy & Regulation
June 9, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: US Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s climate stress tests

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is considering introducing climate stress tests into its oversight of the derivatives and the underlying commodities markets, it has...
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Policy & Regulation
June 8, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU sets gender quotas for corporate boards

The EU has agreed that companies will face binding targets to appoint women onto corporate boards. The European Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement on a...
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Policy & Regulation
June 8, 2022

International Securities Lending Association calls for clarity on ESG collateral rules

Industry body suggests the market would benefit from regulatory certainty on the extent to which asset owners and managers should consider ESG risks when accepting...
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Policy & Regulation
June 7, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: Basel Committee under pressure ahead of climate risk principles release

Green finance groups demanding climate-related capital requirements continue to put pressure on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as they wait for the publication of...
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Policy & Regulation
June 7, 2022

SFDR technical clarifications highlight the challenge of consistently applying rules

The diversity of the financial markets has exposed the difficulty in applying disclosure rules, but new guidance should mitigate greenwashing while supporting sustainability. The European...
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Policy & Regulation
June 7, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU supervisory authorities clarify SFDR's technical standards

The three EU supervisory authorities have published clarifications on the draft regulatory technical standards relating to the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU overstated climate spending by €72bn, says ECA

The EU missed its self-imposed target of spending at least 20 per cent of its 2014–2020 budget on “climate action”, according to the European Court of Auditors. A special report...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Pressure grows for better ESG regulation following DWS raid

The resignation of DWS’s chief executive, following allegations the asset manager provided misleading information about ‘green’ investments, has further highlighted the severity of these issues. Global regulators are facing renewed...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: ESMA outlines guidance to combat investment fund greenwashing

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a supervisory briefing outlining the approach it expects national financial regulators in the EU to take on supervising “investment funds with sustainability...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

ESMA asset management ESG guidance could shift supervisory approach

The EU’s securities markets regulator has issued guidance for supervision of sustainability disclosures. National regulators for EU member states are being encouraged to tighten their supervision of sustainable investment funds...
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Policy & Regulation
May 30, 2022

G7 pledges fossil fuel phase-out, while pressing for short-term supply increase

Energy and environment ministers from the G7 grouping of advanced economies have made new commitments on phasing out coal power and ending international fossil fuel financing, while also grappling with...
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