Market Monitoring – January 2020

FundGlobam Monthly Market Monitoring January 2020 edition reported 80 relevant events out of a 519 events collected.

Europe’s contribution is the most important share with a total of 65,3% collected events; 11,9% from Asia-Pacific, 16% from Middle East Africa and 11% from America.

Regulatory aspects have been highlighted principally in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, the UK, Andorra, Guernsey, Isle of Man, San Marino, China, Hong Kong, Japan,  Singapore, Thailand, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, as well as regulatory changes provided by the  European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA), and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

Statistics and data have been mainly published by Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, Norway, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, as well as statistics provided by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

Some news to be highlighted:

  • CSSF issued a communication regarding the ESMA Q&A of the 29th of March 2019, clarifying benchmark disclosure obligations for UCITS
  • The UK will officially leave the European Union the 31st of January 2020
  • Inducements and fees: the AMF updated its policy to comply with MiFID II
  • UK FCA: Firms now need to update or confirm their Firm Details annually

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The 2020 edition of FundGlobam Monthly Market Monitoring is reaching a scope of 74 markets covered:

Asia Pacific (APAC):

Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan

European Union (EU):

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA)

European Economic Area (EEA):

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

Other Europe:

Andorra, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland

North America (NAM):

Canada Ontario and Quebec

Latin America (LAM):

Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay

Middle East-Africa (MEA):

Bahrain, Dubai, Israel, Kuwait, Mauritius, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa