From 2022 on, Russian retail investors will be allowed to buy foreign exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This regulatory decision tackles several objectives, from making investments more balanced to encouraging competition among asset management companies.
New legislative requirements for communication with non-qualified investors are meant to enhance the protection of individuals in financial markets and increase market transparency by providing more comprehensive information about financial products to investors.
Digitalisation is changing the payment market and consumer behaviour in many countries. This raises the question of whether it would be expedient to introduce an additional form of money that would meet the requirements of the digital age: a central bank digital currency.
The evolution of cross-border financial services has created new relations that are not regulated by any supranational body. This gives rise to the problem of regulatory arbitrage, which does not yet have a common solution.