Esma trains beam on investment fund risks

Officials look to regulatory reporting for better grasp of fund leverage and liquidity

Esma headquarters, Paris
Esma headquarters in Paris
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Over the past year, Europe’s markets regulator has stepped up its use of data with a focus on the asset management industry. The reasons are clear enough. Although assets under management in Europe have doubled in the decade since the financial crisis, these firms have not been subject to the level of scrutiny directed at banks over the same period – until now.

Central to this drive are beefed-up powers under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation: “[Emir] puts supervisors directly on

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