Future secure? Why asset managers locate in London
The UK is the largest centre for asset management in Europe, with assets of at least £2.8tn under management, and the industry is a major source of income and employment in the UK economy. A recent Oxera study has examined the competitive position of the UK as a centre for asset management, and the major influences, including regulation and tax, which may affect this position in the future.
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Digital securities and English law: the gold standard?
The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (‘UKJT’), part of LawtechUK, has produced a Legal Statement on how English law supports the use of distributed ledger technology in equity and bond markets (also known as ‘digital securities’).1 To inform and support UKJT’s work, LawtechUK commissioned Oxera to provide economic analysis of the… Read More
Understanding and influencing behaviour: economics vs science
Have you heard the terms behavioural science and behavioural economics floating around? Individuals, corporations and governments are turning to both in the quest to understand and change human behaviour—but does their application add value? And what is the difference between these two similarly named disciplines? With reference to our… Read More