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AMIC Regulatory Updates
12 May 2021
ICMA AMIC responds to ESAs consultation on taxonomy disclosure for financial products

21 April 2021
ICMA Podcast: Monthly Market update: ICMA Asset Management & Investors Council
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA’s Asset Management and Investors Council, reviews the market events of the past weeks, including Q1 GDP growth and recovery, stabilisation of the US 10 year treasury yields and geopolitical risks to be considered by investors.

21 April 2021
ICMA AMIC and EFAMA issue joint response to IOSCO consultation on fund liquidity management by open-ended funds

18 March 2021
ICMA AMIC statement on ESG transparency of Asset-Backed Securities

10 March 2021
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 past weeks, including the sharp increase of the 10-year US treasury yield, inflation expectations and the portfolio rotation this has triggered among investors.

1 March 2021
ICMA responds to IOSCO survey on bond ETF in the context of March/April 2020 market meltdown

22 February 2021
ICMA issues a note following the publication of the ESAs' final recommendations for the regulatory technical standards (RTS) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

5 February 2021
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 past weeks, including the highly profiled equity market bubble, along with its wider market implications and possible action from supervisors, the outcome of the ECB and the Fed January meetings, as well as the IMF and World Bank 2021 global growth forecasts.

29 January 2021
ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD)

28 January 2021
ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the European long-term investment funds (ELTIF) regulatory framework

21 January 2021
ICMA Podcast - 2021 Outlook for the asset management industry
Robert Parker, Chair of ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council, shares his outlook for 2021 for the asset management industry including his views on inflation, central bank monetary policies and the potential asset bubbles in the market.

15 January 2021
ICMA response to SFC Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers

12 January 2021
The AIFMD review and initial lessons from the COVID-19 crisis - ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2021

14 December 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 COVID-19 rising cases and vaccines rollout, recent decisions taken by the ECB and the upcoming meeting of the Fed.

11 December 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to third EC consultation on the EU Ecolabel for financial products

4 December 2020
ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA's public consultation on Article 8 of the Taxonomy regulation

26 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 COVID-19 outbreaks, recent economic indicators and central banks' upcoming meetings.

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.

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