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New Handbooks Will Clarify Market Abuse Regulation Policies in Italy

By Isabella Porchia The Italian Securities Commission (CONSOB) has approved two handbooks, “Management of Inside Information” and “Investment Reccomendations,” which offer guidelines under Market Abuse Regulation no. 596/2014 (MAR) and delegated acts. These publications have implications for a range of market participants, including companies with listed equity and debt securities on both Italian regulated markets … Continue Reading

Three Fund Issues That Can Unexpectedly Impact Portfolio Company Investments

By Tom Alabaster and Nick Benson Increasingly complex fund structures and documentation mean that analysing how potential portfolio acquisitions interact with the fund at the top of any deal structure is more important now than ever. Investor Excuse Rights for Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Compliance As investors focus on ESG compliance, requirements for … Continue Reading

Conservation Finance: An Increasingly Attractive Concept for Investors?

By Paul Davies and Michael Green Broadly defined, conservation finance is the raising of capital to support the conservation of land, water and resources. This concept started with “debt for nature” swaps during the 1980s and 1990s whereby developing countries agreed to protect ecosystems using revenues freed up by sovereign debt relief (such deals usually … Continue Reading

Potential Liability for Ignoring Non-Financial Factors in Investment Starts With Climate Change

By Paul Davies and Michael Green Commercial risks to businesses can no longer be neatly divided into financial and non-financial considerations. For example, there is growing recognition, particularly in the pensions sector, that a failure to take account for environmental and social governance (ESG) risks (in particular, climate change risks) can result in adverse financial … Continue Reading

EU Workplace Pensions Now Required to Incorporate ESG Issues

By Paul Davies and Michael Green A new pensions directive was passed by the European Parliament on 24 November securing 512 votes (only 77 votes against and 40 abstentions), requiring EU workplace pension funds to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. This is considered a ‘landmark’ moment for responsible investment. The new pensions directive … Continue Reading
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