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This series provides a guide to the economic and policy developments within the European Union (EU) and is a must-listen for any student, policy maker, legislator, economist, or corporate strategist seeking a greater understanding of the opportunities, risks, and emerging policy initiatives that will affect the 330 million consumers living there and the companies doing or seeking to do business there.

These podcasts are delivered by Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Benefit from Ms. Kamerling’s six-year odyssey of working with the EU commission and the EU parliament, from advocacy to implementation of key economic and regulatory issues. Along the way Ms. Kamerling shares the unique perspectives she’s gained regarding the body politic that is the EU, describing its wonder, in some respects its majesty, and the perils it faces.

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 163,000 CFA Charterholders worldwide in 163 markets. For more information visit, follow on social @MarketIntegrity and @JosinaKamerling or connect with Josina on LinkedIn.

Jun 3, 2024

On the eve of the EU elections, Josina Kamerling has a discussion with Klaus Welle, Chair of the Martens Centre's Academic Council, and former Secretary-General of the European Parliament. He initiated the European Parliamentary Research Service (the in-house think-tank providing unbiased advice to members of...

Jan 22, 2024

Josina Kamerling and Alexandra van Geen, Senior Supervisor and Research, Consumer Behavior team at the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) discuss a dynamic approach to look at retail investors’ preferences and needs. 

Oct 23, 2023

CFA Institute and CFA Society Spain recently released a new briefing paper on Fintech in the EU. Josina Kamerling and Zaira Melero, Advocacy Committee Member, CFA Society Spain, discuss the conclusions of the report, and the challenges of the EU digital era for the financial industry.

Jul 31, 2023

Josina Kamerling and Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) have a conversation on the recent Retail Investment Strategy Package, which was presented by the European Commission few weeks ago. They discuss the legislative proposals included in the package, and their impact...

Apr 4, 2023

CFA Institute recently released a new global survey on inducements, which focuses on the issue of the mis-selling of financial products, and the implications of the retail commissions practice. In this episode, Josina Kamerling discusses the findings of the survey, and highlights similarities and differences in...