Regulators want capital and margin rules to encourage central clearing, but analysis suggests costs may currently be higher in the cleared world
Inconsistent rules are damaging financial intermediation, says senior Japanese banker
Dealers push for a more risk-sensitive model, but regulators may opt to incorporate a new non-internal modelled approach into the existing hypothetical capital method
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The impact on the real economy and on SMEs of regulatory reforms such as Basel III and OTC derivatives rules, says Somboon Chitphentom of the Bank of Thailand
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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