European Banking Federation (FBE)

A capital suggestion

To prevent another financial crisis, should regulators introduce more of the same – that is, greater capital requirements – or should they take a completely different approach and address corporate culture and behaviour instead?

State of the art

Guido Ravoet, secretary general of the European Banking Federation, talks to Victoria Pennington about changes in regulatory framework, the substantial amount of work facing compliance and risk executives, and why he thinks the EU financial regulatory…

In a muddle over MiFID

The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has appeared like a bolt from the blue for most op risk managers. Should they be scared? By Duncan Wood

Consolidated supervision row brews

BRUSSELS -- European financial services associations are furious that the compromise text produced by the European Council on December 7, 2004, for the capital requirements directive (CRD) did not modify the European Commission’s proposals on…

Energy Brokers Association adds three new members

The Washington DC-based Energy Brokers Association (EBA) yesterday admitted three new members and confirmed a series of first meetings with key associations within the US energy markets. The EBA was set up in November 2001 with the goal of co-ordinating…

EU capital rules remain on tight deadline

European Union (EU) plans for implementing the complex Basel II bank safety rules remain on a very tight schedule, and yesterday's issue of a EU progress report is a positive step, officials at European banking organisations said.

EU capital rules remain on tight deadline

LONDON – European Union (EU) plans for implementing the complex Basel II bank safety rules remain on a very tight schedule, but the issue today of a EU progress report is a positive step, officials at European banking organisations said today.

A lot of loose ends and not much time

There's little surprise, but reactions still range from cautious approval to outright hostility. And all sides agree that some very big loose ends remain to be tied up on a very tight schedule.