Pat Lardner, chief executive of Irish Funds, Ireland’s fund industry association, on the country’s financial services growth, especially in the backdrop of Brexit, the concerns of a cordial UK-EU relationship and comparisons with Luxembourg.
The World Federation of Exchanges’s findings include a rising number of listed companies, driven by the financialisaton of Asia.
The World Resources Institute has found many “blind spots” in its assessment of the physical climate risk reporting guidance provided by six disclosure initiatives, including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The taskforce, launched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), will be chaired by Noel Quinn, group chief executive of HSBC and has members from leading banks, who will focus on sustainable transition challenges ahead of the COP 26 in November 2021.
Research from Global Compact France, PwC France & Maghreb and the French observatory of corporate social responsibility (Orse) draws avenues to ramp up SDGs contributions in the French financial and business ecosystem.
The UK government will invest £10m to create a new UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, which will be green finance research hubs with physical centres in Leeds and London.
French asset management company Tikehau Capital is partnering with Financière Agache, Jean-Pierre Mustier and Diego De Giorgi for new EU financial services-focused SPAC.
Although New York is still the benchmark, Amsterdam is attracting more and more special purpose acquisition companies.