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Congress: US needs regulatory overhaul

At a US congressional hearing of the committee of oversight and government reform on October 23, speakers called for far-reaching regulatory reforms. These included demands for greater scrutiny of derivatives, increased capital charges on securitised…

Greenspan joins Deutsche Bank

Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has joined Deutsche Bank's investment banking division as a senior adviser.

Basel IIBetter for everyone?

On June 26, 2004, international banking supervisors agreed in Basel, Switzerland to a new framework that will alter the way many banks calculate their capital requirements. The new Basel Capital Accord is to be phased in during 2007 and is scheduled for…

From a gas crunch to a crisis

In this month’s Market Focus, GlobalView Software takes a look at the factors contributing to the current US natural gas crunch, which is drawing the attention of major political and financial figures

Greenspan defends role of derivatives

In a speech today, Alan Greenspan, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, defended the use of derivatives as hedging tools, especially credit derivatives. His comments come in the wake of Warren Buffett’s criticism of derivatives as potential “time bombs”.

Sponsor's article > Don't count on buffers

One possible mitigator of the pro-cyclical impact of risk-sensitive capital requirements would be counter-cyclical changes in capital buffers. Empirical evidence on this issue is scarce and a new regulatory capital regime could well induce a behavioural…