EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …

Towers Watson, EIOPA, PKA, IMF, John van Markwijk, Environment Agency, Credit Suisse, Townsend

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

        Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels unlikely to base IORP on any of three QIS scenarios, says Towers Watson   EUROPE – Consultancy notes differing impact of scenarios, with one resulting …

PFA, IAPF, Denmark, Moody’s, Fianna Fáil, Cyprus, First State, OTC derivatives, Hermes, Dexia

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Denmark’s PFA shifts from bonds to US equity over euro-zone fears   DENMARK – Fund hopes bailout of Cyprus could be wake-up call for European singe currency. …

Tobin tax threatens economic viability of ‘repo’ market – ICMA

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

We at Ethical Markets  have advocated a financial transactions tax  for many years and now it is need more than ever to curb high-frequency trading , best as a “ cancellation fee”  since most HFT orders  are cancelled within milliseconds  and are just  a form of “ front-running”  – Hazel …