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EU Council Floats New Rules For Investment Firms

Law360 (January 7, 2019, 3:15 PM EST) -- European Union lawmakers on Monday floated new rules overhauling how the bloc regulates and oversees investment firms, proposing to supervise companies based on their size and treating the very largest to the same liquidity and capital rules as banks.

If approved, the new rules would regulate investment firms by the size of their profile and risk to the rest of the market, easing those on firms with a lighter financial footprint. 

The European Council said Monday that the proposed rules reflect that most of the estimated 6,000 investment firms are small, with only a few holding most of the assets and...

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