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More Consultations on Crypto in the EU: ESMA Seeks Feedback on Crypto as Financial Instruments, Reverse Solicitation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) posted two consultations on crypto this week—one consultation on reverse solicitation and another on the classification of crypto-assets as financial instruments. The European Union (EU) has approved bespoke rules for crypto under MiCA or Markets in Crypto Assets regulation…. Read More

Mintos Is Introducing Responsible Investing Requirement for Automated Investments in line with MiFID II

Mintos says it’s introducing a “responsible” investing requirement for all automated investments “in line with MiFID II.” The company notes that as investors will be able to invest in Notes in a regulated environment on Mintos, they are introducing “a responsible investing requirement for all… Read More

CloseCross Study: 1 in 6 Crypto Investors Lose Money

While more than four out of five serious regular crypto traders are making money in the markets, one in six are losing it, research from blockchain-based derivatives trading platform CloseCross claims. Its study among crypto traders across six major economies who stake at least $5,000… Read More

CloseCross Welcomes Switch to Polygon From Ethereum, Costs Predicted to Fall by 95%

Blockchain-based derivatives trading platform CloseCross has switched from Ethereum to Polygon, the company announced this week By switching to Polygon, a protocol and framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks, the MIFID-licensed platform said it is able to reduce costs for users by up… Read More

Loan Marketplace Mintos Receives Multiple New Financial Licenses

European loan marketplace Mintos has secured investment firm and electronic money institution licenses from the Latvian regulator Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC). Investors on Mintos have funded close to €7 billion in loans which are issued by more than 90 alternative lending companies to… Read More

Broadridge Teams Up With FundsLibrary to Provide RegTech Solutions For European Wealth & Asset Managers

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial announced earlier this week is it teaming up with FundsLibrary, a provider of digital fund data and regulatory solutions, to provide regtech solutions for European wealth and asset managers. The duo is now developing an offering to address the challenges posed… Read More

CoreData Research Says MiFID II Tops Brexit as Bigger Challenge

According to CoreData Research, advisers believe MiFID II is a bigger challenging than Brexit. A study by the research firm of nearly 1000 UK financial advisors indicated that 19% deemed MiFID II a challenge followed by Brexit at 15%.  Macroeconomic and geopolitical risks stood at 13%,… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform Kuber Ventures Forms Partnership with MICAP

London-based Kuber Ventures, an alternative fund investment platform providing access to EIS/SEIS opportunities, has announced a commercial partnership with MICAP to provide independent due diligence and research on the funds that are currently available on the Kuber platform. The partnership is described as placing Kuber… Read More

ESMA, MiFID and the Post-Brexit Future of Europe’s Capital Markets Union

  Recently, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) held its first ever conference in Paris. The event underlined the growing importance of ESMA, the European Supervisory Authority for capital markets. Along with the European Commission and the Parliament, ESMA is one of the pillars… Read More

Here is the FCA Consultation Paper on MiFID II

Even while Brexit pushes pause on so many policy issues, the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive “II” (MiFID II) moves forward in the UK. The MiFID is a collective regulatory approach to streamlining the purchase and sales of securities across Europe. MiFID II… Read More

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