Since the 2008 crisis, mid-sized companies have often come up short when it comes to growth finance, due to banks lowering their levels of debt financing and opting instead for more established borrowers. Combine this with
Transitional arrangements to ease the UK’s departure from the EU have ended. The UK’s final agreement with the EU 27 could be categorized as Switzerland minus: a limited agreement covering specific areas of access to the free market for goods, but
When Mark Zuckerberg first introduced Facebook at his university, the market—when it caught wind of the creation—was very sceptical about who would need such a thing as a “social network.” Ten years later,
Since the PRIIPs Regulation (“the Regulation” from here on) was published on 9 December 2014, the concept of a multi-option product (MOP)—created by the European legislator to allow PRIIPs to refer to products which offer
Seeing as August is the hottest time for a holiday (in both the literal and figurative senses), we’ve seen fewer people round the office, fewer cars in Kirchberg, and more planes in the sky. Whether you find yourself among the holidaymakers or not, it’s a great season to read, which is why we’ve compiled our first summerreadinglist.
Das neue Investmentsteuerreformgesetz ist da. Mit seiner Verkündung im Bundesgesetzblatt ist es mit Wirkung ab 27. Juli 2016 in Kraft getreten. Das neue Gesetz sieht u.a. ein grundlegend reformiertes Besteuerungssystem von Investmentfonds und deren Anleger vor.
The KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurship (or “Khube”) is a department set up solely to seek out and support start-up companies, primarily FinTechs. I had a chance to sit down with one of the chosen start-ups, a Metz-based company called SESAMm which is working on the marriage of big data and stock tips. Co-founder and president Sylvain Forté spoke to me about his company and his experience in Luxembourg.
One of the objectives of EMIR (the European Market Infrastructure Regulation) is to lower the risk of contagion in the financial system, and in doing so promote an efficient and transparent derivatives market. It’s doing this by
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