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The European ESG Template (EET) – what is it all about?
FinDatEx has started work on an ambitious and challenging project, the European ESG Template, or EET, with a target date of 1 January 2022; that is when the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for the SFDR start to take effect across the EEA. Let FE fundinfo's Regulatory Manager Mikkel Bates provide you with more insights on this topic.
Eco–labels – opening the door to more divergence across the ESG reporting landscape?
Are Eco-labels opening the door to more divergence across the ESG reporting landscape? Eco-labels are distinct and separate from the recently introduced disclosures under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and are awarded to funds as a validation of their ESG credentials. Learn more about Eco-labels and how FE fundinfo guides managers through the process of applying for them.
The European Cross-border Distribution Framework
The EU Directive 2019/1160, better known as: “the EU cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings legislative package” comes into effect 2 August 2021. Find out how it affects UCITS and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in different jurisdictions across Europe.
Sustainability disclosure – is all of Europe in it together?
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Manager, dives into country specific approaches to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and whether there is a greater need for consistency across borders. France and Germany currently lead the way in setting higher standards, with France recently introducing legal sanctions against greenwashing.
Spotlight on the fund management industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s fund management industry is changing. Alongside global macroeconomic uncertainty, the region is facing local challenges such as increased competition, rising compliance costs and downward pressure on fees. We spoke to Jeff Floro, our Head of Asia Sales in Hong Kong to find out more about the challenges and opportunities they face.