European regulators scrutinize investment fund liquidity

Concerns about liquidity have made regulators in France and Germany demand daily updates from asset managers on investor withdrawals from open-ended funds. Monitoring has also been increased in fund hubs like Ireland and Luxembourg according to the Financial Times.

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Financial authorities across Europe are asking asset managers for reams of new information about their ability to meet investor redemptions as liquidity seems strained by the coronavirus market sell-off, reports the Financial Times.

According to the newspaper, the financial authorities in France and Germany have started to demand daily updates of investor withdrawals from open-ended funds. The regulators of Europe’s two largest fund hubs, Luxembourg and Ireland, have also stepped up their monitoring of the sector and the regional supervisor, The European Securities and Markets Authority, is now co-ordinating efforts across national regulators.

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