ETFs: simple, or simply confusing?

Exchange-traded funds first appeared 20 years ago as transparent, easy to understand alternatives to actively managed funds. But as they have developed some of this transparency and simplicity has been lost. The first Structured Products ETF survey asks…

EU regulators ready to act in concert?

The European Union is close to reaching agreement on a new supervisory framework, designed to reduce the room for national discretion. But Germany’s recent short-selling ban shows domestic supervisors are not afraid to go their own way to protect…

Special regulation report from Houston

With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Lianna Brinded reports from Houston, Texas, on how these changes will effect the energy and commodities industry.