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A Guide To EU Financial Politics and Policy Development

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, follow on social @MarketIntegrity and @JosinaKamerling or connect with Josina on LinkedIn.

Jul 1, 2020

A discussion with Kazim Razvi Director of Financial Reporting the podcast looks at some of the global issues of non-financial reporting and the changes proposed at the EU level. With a particular focus on the problems facing SMEs in the context of enabling their access to investors and markets.

Jun 2, 2020

A conversation with Mary Leung head of Advocacy in APAC for CFA institute. Comparing and contrasting the treatment of inducements across key markets in APAC and with relevance for the EU context where consideration is being given whether to ban or not inducements.

Apr 16, 2020

Josina speaks with Rainer Riess, Director General of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), to discuss the recommendations of the European IPO Task Force report, which will be published on 2 March 2020. The European Task Force, which is composed of corporate representatives and independent experts...

Mar 6, 2020

In this episode, we hear from Axel Kleinlein, president at Better Finance. He discusses the next steps in finding a solution to sustainable investing, which centers on finding a taxonomy.

Mar 6, 2020

In this episode, we hear Gary Baker, managing director at CFA Institute, discuss the confusion caused by greenwashing in sustainable investments. He also explains how to avoid falling down the rabbit hole when it comes to the challenges of defining ESG and sustainability.