The beauty of diversity
The US is introducing Basel II at a similar pace to international peers and is also committed to timely implementation of Basel III, according to Marc Saidenberg, senior vice-president of bank supervision at the New York Fed, who warns of the dangers...
Apec finance chiefs pledge to implement Basel III capital, liquidity and OTC derivative reforms at 18th Apec finance ministers' meeting in Hawaii
JC Flowers head says reliance on short-term funding is a weakness of whole securities industry – not just MF Global. He adds a worsening eurozone crisis could lead to investment opportunities in troubled banks
Celebrations in Singapore
Asian commodity markets react to volatility
Participants at Energy Risk’s Asia conference in Singapore criticised the long arm of US regulation, even as others said firms were showing willingness to voluntarily adopt clearing and pre-trade risk management
Local insurers are still offering products at cheaper prices compared with insurers offering risk-based capital structures compliant with Solvency II, according to Doug Caldwell, chief risk officer for ING Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong. Caldwell also discusses...
A round of new chairships was completed in October across three Chinese financial regulators in a move that saw the heads of two Chinese state-owned commercial banks promoted to lead the securities and insurance regulators
Four Asian banks are among the FSB's initial list of global systemically important financial institutions, including three from Japan and one from China
A free-to-view gallery of photographs from the annual Asia Risk conference held in the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong on October 25, 2011
The Bank of Thailand and the country’s leading banks are moving to ensure the country’s payments systems do not grind to a halt due to Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years. So far, Thailand’s high value settlement system as well as cash reserves...
The role of a chief risk officer (CRO) is becoming increasingly relevant at institutions in Asia – sometimes creating friction with the CFO. And Chinese CROs face additional challenges, according to participants at an Asia Risk Congress 2011 CRO roundtable
Asia Risk Congress 2011: CCP users need tactical collateral planning due to Basel III capital squeeze
The increasing need for liquid, high grade assets under Basel III capital requirements will likely squeeze liquidity in the types of eligible collateral required by central counterparty (CCP) clearings, meaning end-users of CCPs need to tactically plan...
A senior official at the Hong Kong securities watchdog says some exceptions are likely to be made to proposed new extraterritoriality rules on mandatory clearing and reporting OTC derivatives in Hong Kong
Solvency II insurance rules have created an ‘unlevel playing field’ for risk-based capital structures in the Asia-Pacific region, with European insurers uncompetitive in some areas compared with Asian and north American peers
Hong Kong will “tentatively” introduce centralised clearing and reporting for OTC derivatives in January 2013, said Edmond Lau, HKMA executive director, at the Isda Asia-Pacific Conference 2011
Chinese banking watchdog director-general Luo Ping says China should continue with its conservative regulatory approach, which insulated it against the worst effects of the global financial crisis
Panellists speaking at a derivatives industry event in Hong Kong believe Asia is unlikely to meet its obligations to have full mandatory clearing in 14 months – the deadline established in the 2009 G-20 agreement. They say a lack of regulatory clarity...
Investors and issuers remain concerned about China's capital account liberalisation programme, and their ability to hedge longer-term risk
Dodd-Frank's extraterritoriality and supervisory focus on market structure reforms that will not deliver systemic risk reduction are concerns, says Isda chair Stephen O’Connor
Asia Risk awards 2011: The winners!
Derivatives House of the Year, Asia ex-Japan: Deutsche Bank
Derivatives House of the Year, Australia: Deutsche Bank