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Sustainability

23/5/2024

Snapshot
Sustainability

At the end of March, funds with sustainability features managed almost EUR 1 trillion. Retail funds accounted for around three quarters.

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Asked

16/5/2024

T+1: Great challenge
for the fund industry

Thomas Richter explains what the shortened settlement cycle for trading in US securities starting on 28 May means for the fund industry.

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Press Release

15/5/2024

Fund industry
grows by 9 per cent

Fund companies had a total of EUR 4,289 billion AuM for investors in Germany as at 31 March 2024, an increase of 9 per cent year-on-year.

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14/5/2024

ESMA-Guidelines on
ESG funds’ names

In the guidelines on funds’ names using sustainability-related terms, ESMA sets a threshold for ESG investments and defines exclusion criteria.

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Sustainability

7/5/2024

SFRD review: Summary
of comments

The EU Commission published the ‘Summary Report of the Open and Targeted Consultations on the SFDR assessment‘.

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Press Release

17/4/2024

BVI recommendations on the CMU

The BVI has compiled 44 recommendations to increase the attractiveness of the Capital Markets Union for the benefit of all market participants.

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21/3/2024

ECON votes against
a ban on commissions

The ECON has made the right decision, because a ban on commissions would harm small investors, says Thomas Richter.

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Sustainability

11/3/2024

Snapshot
Sustainability

At the end of 2023, funds with sustainability features managed more than EUR 900 billion – a growth of 4.6 per cent compared to the previous quarter.

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23/2/2024

BVI on the
AMLA-decision

The EU has designated Frankfurt as the seat of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority. This is what Thomas Richter says.

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23/2/2024

BVI paper on
ban inducements

Retail investors in the UK and the Netherlands have not seen higher returns since the start of the commission ban and have also saved less in funds.

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Press Release

13/2/2024

German Government has to act on pensions

The BVI comments on private old-age provision, financing of infrastructure, sustainability and the planned ban on commission.

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Press Release

13/2/2024

2023 was a remarkable
fund year

In Germany, new business in funds and mandates amounted to EUR 63 billion. Open-ended retail funds recorded inflows after outflows in 2022.

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2/1/2024

ESRS apply from
1 January 2024

The European sustainability reporting standards (ESRS) for companies apply to financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2024.

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20/12/2023

BVI on the SFDR
review

We advocate for the implementation of a classification system for sustainable products. You can read our statement on the SFDR review here.

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19/12/2023

BVI supports
transition to T+1

By shortening the settlement period for securities, the EU would align itself with the USA. However, the implementation period must be reasonable.

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