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This series provides a guide to the economic and policy developments within the European Union (EU) and is a must-listen for any student, policy maker, legislator, economist, or corporate strategist seeking a greater understanding of the opportunities, risks, and emerging policy initiatives that will affect the 330 million consumers living there and the companies doing or seeking to do business there.

These podcasts are delivered by Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Benefit from Ms. Kamerling’s six-year odyssey of working with the EU commission and the EU parliament, from advocacy to implementation of key economic and regulatory issues. Along the way Ms. Kamerling shares the unique perspectives she’s gained regarding the body politic that is the EU, describing its wonder, in some respects its majesty, and the perils it faces.

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 163,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 163 markets. For more information visit www.cfainstitute.org, follow on social @MarketIntegrity and @JosinaKamerling or connect with Josina on LinkedIn.

A Guide To EU Financial Politics and Policy Development CFA Institute

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This series provides a guide to the economic and policy developments within the European Union (EU) and is a must-listen for any student, policy maker, legislator, economist, or corporate strategist seeking a greater understanding of the opportunities, risks, and emerging policy initiatives that will affect the 330 million consumers living there and the companies doing or seeking to do business there.

These podcasts are delivered by Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Benefit from Ms. Kamerling’s six-year odyssey of working with the EU commission and the EU parliament, from advocacy to implementation of key economic and regulatory issues. Along the way Ms. Kamerling shares the unique perspectives she’s gained regarding the body politic that is the EU, describing its wonder, in some respects its majesty, and the perils it faces.

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 163,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 163 markets. For more information visit www.cfainstitute.org, follow on social @MarketIntegrity and @JosinaKamerling or connect with Josina on LinkedIn.

    Effect of EU Legislation in Other Geographical Zones - Part Two

    Effect of EU Legislation in Other Geographical Zones - Part Two

    Josina speaks with Mary Leung, Head of Advocacy APAC, CFA Institute and Jim Allen, Head of Capital Markets Policy, Americas, CFA Institute about how the regions differ in their interpretations of EU regulations such as MiFID II and its impact on investment research. While global firms tend to see MiFID II rules as “best practice” the difference in regulatory regimes is stark among the EU, Americas and Asia-Pacific (where there is no pan-APAC regulator).

    • 22 min
    Effect of EU Legislation in Other Geographical Zones - Part One

    Effect of EU Legislation in Other Geographical Zones - Part One

    Josina speaks with Mary Leung, Head of Advocacy APAC, CFA Institute and Jim Allen, Head of Capital Markets Policy, Americas, CFA Institute about how the regions differ in their interpretations of EU regulations such as PRIIPS and UCITS. Particular attention is paid to the importance of fiduciary responsibility as we enter an era of global product sovereignty.

    • 22 min
    The Changing of The Guard At The European Commission

    The Changing of The Guard At The European Commission

    The European Commission, which is the executive branch of the European Union welcomes incoming president elect Ursula von der Leyen.  Formerly minister of defense for Germany, von der Leyen and her team of commissioners are bringing new energy to the Commission.  In this podcast, Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for the Europe, Africa and the Middle East explores their ambitious agenda.  She said it includes generating more awareness among people about what the EU is doing for them, consummating the work of the prior commission — from banking to Brexit and a host of items in between — a European green deal, wage fairness, and the integration of environmental, social and governance standard into the finance industry, among other items.  Karmerling also delves into the agenda items of three commissioners on von der Leyen’s team in this comprehensive podcast.  

    • 16 min
    Green Bonds Pose Challenge to EU Sustainable Finance Initiative

    Green Bonds Pose Challenge to EU Sustainable Finance Initiative

    For years the EU, The European Parliament, and most recently, the capital markets union have wrestled with the notion of sustainable finance and how to strengthen the long term connection between society and the financial services business. With the emergence of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards, this connection is strengthening in equities but less so in bonds. So-called Green Bonds pose a number of challenges including taxonomy, liability regimes and disclosures. In the podcast, Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe explores the state of the discussion on Green Bonds and what developments investors and policy makers might expect in the coming months and years.

    • 6 min
    Creating a More Perfect European Union

    Creating a More Perfect European Union

    In this episode, Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, explains how CFA Institute fits into overall EU policy development. She takes listeners through the labyrinth of recent initiatives.

    • 12 min
    The EU’s Strength is Also Its Weakness

    The EU’s Strength is Also Its Weakness

    What will happen on the fateful dates of May 23-26, the period set down for elections throughout the EU member states? Though it’s not always easy to see, the European Union has been built on consensus.

    • 8 min

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