The SPACs boom: What do they mean for investors and investment professionals in the EU?

CFA Institute and BETTER FINANCE address the recent boom of SPACs in a joint research report that brings a pragmatic view of the issues facing European retail investors and investment professionals that are considering a move into this rapidly evolving (and for many, unfamiliar) territory. Roberto Silvestri, Josina Kamerling and Edoardo Carlucci discuss the possible role of SPACs in the context of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the EU, and the main regulatory issues concerning transparency and information disclosure, investor protection, and supervision.

Read and download the new study here

 

Can Sustainable Value for Money be Achieved?

Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE discuss a hot topic, sustainable value for money, based on a survey taken with CFA Institute and BETTER FINANCE. They address the gap between what financial professionals believe they should provide in order to deliver sustainable value for money and what retail investors expect and what is being done to create an alignment of those priorities. They delve into the impacts that duty of care, ESG investing, MiFID II, Key Information Documents (KIDs), among others factors have on sustainable value.

More information can be found in the Sustainable Value for Money Report.