May 26, 2020

The Fiduciary Duty of Product Issuers

It’s clear from recent comments by regulators and those closely associated with regulators that index providers are going to come under increased scrutiny in the near […]
April 6, 2020

To Delay or Not To Delay?

Recent announcements delaying or cancelling the periodic rebalancing of various indices – or the decision not to delay – have raised some comment in the market […]
January 27, 2020

Is the passive investment industry failing investors?

The FT recently published an article by Robin Wigglesworth titled ‘The Index providers are quietly building up enormous powers’, which covers a number of issues and […]
December 6, 2019

Implications for “legal representatives” of the latest update to the ESMA Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation

ESMA has provided a new update to its “Q&A” document regarding the EU benchmarks regulation. It covers two topics: the extent to which commodity index providers […]
July 30, 2019

China stock suspensions: a quick primer

A number of our clients have been discussing with us the long-standing, but only recently broadly recognised issue of Chinese A-share companies listed on Shanghai and […]
March 27, 2019

BMR: “Confusion and (unintended) consequences”

The EU Commission press release regarding the introduction of a new category of low-carbon benchmarks was remarkable in a number of ways. First, in that the […]
October 1, 2018

Moorgate Benchmarks welcomes ASIFMA’s report on Asia preparedness for BMR

ASIFMA, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, and Herbert Smith Freehills, have today released a report regarding preparedness in Asia for the European Union […]


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