EU Regulator Tells Funds To Brace For Financial Shocks

Law360, London (November 13, 2020, 3:12 PM GMT) -- Europe's markets watchdog warned investment firms on Friday that they must be better prepared for financial shocks caused by soured assets and liquidity shortages in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The European Securities and Markets Authority said it has investigated whether investment funds with significant exposure to property and corporate debt markets are sufficiently prepared for disruption to valuations or financial downturns.

"In the wake of COVID-19's initial impact on markets, the EU investment fund industry faced a significant deterioration in liquidity in some segments of the fixed income markets, as well as valuation uncertainty in the real estate sector,"...

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