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11 November 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week, in light of the progress made with COVID-19 vaccines, the US presidential election results and Brexit.

4 November 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks, in light of Ant Group's IPO suspension, the US presidential election and the Fed's next meeting.

21 October 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks, in light of the increase in global coronavirus cases, the upcoming US presidential election and investor positioning.

16 October 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to ESA's survey on templates for Environmental and/or Social financial products under SFDR

12 October 2020
ICMA AMIC publishes position paper on ESMA's letter on AIFMD review

12 October 2020
Buy-side starts reporting under SFTR

7 October 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks, in light of the increase in global coronavirus cases, the upcoming US presidential election and investor positioning.

24 September 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks, in light of the increase in global coronavirus cases, recent economic data and investor positioning.

23 September 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 Impact and Outlook from a Policy Perspective
Stéphane Janin, Vice-chair of AMIC and Head of Global Regulatory Development at AXA IM, reviews the short-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis from a supervision and regulatory perspective and outlines the medium to long-term impact of the pandemic on policy developments including on sustainable finance, financial stability and capital markets.

11 September 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on investment research

9 September 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last few weeks, in light of the recent Tech sell-off, central banks meetings in September and political risks lying ahead (Brexit, US elections, and China-US tensions)

1 September 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA consultation on guidelines for NCAs when they consider potential financial stability risk associated with leverage in AIFs

1 September 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to ESAs' consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

19 August 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, decipher the market events of the last two weeks, in light of the S&P 500 new record high, the recent dollar weakness, central banks' policy outlook and institutional investors' positioning.

7 August 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks, in light of the publication of most recent economic indicators, central banks' policy outlook, and  the performance of different asset classes.

22 July 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks and investor positioning, in light of the adoption of the EU recovery fund, increasing COVID-19 daily cases in the US and its effect on the economic recovery.

6 July 2020
AMIC submits response to the EC consultations on the integration of sustainability risks in UCITS, AIFMD and MiFID

10 July 2020
COVID-19: initial lessons for bond fund managers

8 July 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks including the worsening coronavirus statistics in the US and their effect on economic recovery, low bond market volatility and the current credit rally along with this month’s strong performance of Chinese equity indices.

2 July 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: Impact and Outlook for Covered Bonds
Sabrina Miehs, Covered Bond Analyst at Helaba, Thomas Cohrs, Head of FIG and SSA Origination, Syndicate & Sales at Helaba, and Daniel Rauch, Portfolio Manager & Head of Covered Bonds Research at Union Investment, review the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on covered bonds, take stock of central bank related measures and explore the potential role of covered bonds in (re)funding local economies after the pandemic.

24 June 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last two weeks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on fixed income and equity markets, the shape and pace of the economic recovery, and geopolitical risks lying ahead.

11 June 2020
ICMA responds to EC consultation on the Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)

10 June 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the ECB announcements on 4 June, fiscal stimulus in Europe, and investors’ positioning.

3 June 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on today's upcoming ECB meeting (June 4), investors positioning in the context of the credit and equity rallies, and the potential risks lying ahead.

27 May 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the European Commission proposal for a €750 billion EU recovery fund, the drivers behind the bond and equity rallies, and the risk of a Brexit stalemate.

22 May 2020
The AMIC secretariat has updated its AMIC COVID-19 regulatory grid. It provides an overview of policy measures related to the buy-side taken by several European securities regulators in the context of the global pandemic. This document will be updated regularly.

20 May 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the French-German proposal for a €500 billion EU Recovery fund, the state of bond, equity and oil markets, and the risk of a second wave of contagion.

13 May 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chairman of ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on lockdown easing measures, the state of the economic recovery and debt restructuring of some emerging countries.

6 May 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update
Robert Parker, Chairman of ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the meaning of the German Constitutional Court ruling for the ECB asset purchase programs, the state of the economic recovery in Asia and the resurgence of the Brexit topic for investors.

29 April 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update with Robert Parker
Robert Parker, Chairman of ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the last week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on  potential further actions by the ECB and the Federal Reserve, the EU fiscal stimulus, and the asset management industry.

22 April 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 - ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update with Robert Parker
Robert Parker reviews the market events of the last week, with specific focus on the oil price collapse and its economic and capital market implications, potential further actions by the ECB and investors' perception of a possible second wave of COVID-19 contagion.

17 April 2020
ICMA AMIC publishes its response to the EC consultation on the EU Ecolabel for financial products

15 April 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update with Robert Parker
Robert Parker reviews the market events of the last week, with specific focus on the IMF's growth forecasts for 2020 and 2021 and the additional actions recently taken by the Federal reserve to support credit and the market for high-yield corporate debt.

8 April 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council weekly market update with Robert Parker
Robert Parker reviews the market events of the last week, with specific focus on recent economic indicators, implementation of monetary and fiscal stimulus across the globe and the perception by investors of the latest COVID-19 news.

2 April 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 market update with Robert Parker
Robert Parker reviews the market events of the last week, with specific focus on performance in the IG and HY bond market sectors, and provides an outlook for the third quarter of 2020.

27 March 2020
ICMA Podcast - COVID-19 market update with Robert Parker
In the first in a series of weekly podcast updates, Robert Parker, senior adviser to ICMA's Asset Management & Investors Council, reviews market conditions and the effect of COVID-19 on the global economy.

19 March 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on improving resilience of financial services against cyberattacks

30 January 2020
ICMA AMIC and the IA write to European Commission expressing concerns about the potential bond market impacts of the CSDR mandatory buy-in provisions

22 January 2020
AMIC and EFAMA update their report on Managing Fund Liquidity Risk in Europe

17 January 2020
ICMA AMIC publishes discussion paper - review of the European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) Regulation

10 October 2019
Fund liquidity article

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