By , [Alternative Finance insights , Blockchain & Smart Contracts Insights , Compliance , Cryptocurrencies , Derivatives , ESMA , European Union , Insights] The pressure on derivatives that are considered high risk for retail investors is increasing. Already under growing scrutiny, now ESMA, the European watchdog, has emphasised its concerns about CFDs, including spot forex, binary options and …
By , [Alternative Finance , Alternative Finance insights , Angel Investing, Venture Capital and Private Equity insights , Angel Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity , Blockchain , Blockchain & Smart Contracts Insights , Corporate Finance insights , Cryptocurrencies , Funds , Insights] Private Equity (“PE”) is experiencing exceptional times with enormous growth. Capital committed to traditional funds, co-investments, separate accounts and directs are at an all-time high, but as asset valuations push steadily higher, PE funds are …

Commission consults on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing

By , [Angel Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity , Crowdfunding , European Commission , European Union , Investment Banking , Investment Banking , News from the EU , Social Lending] The European Commission has published a consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing. The Commission statement invites all citizens and organisations to contribute to this consultation. Views are welcome, in particular, …