In a move that shows no good deed goes unpunished, industry associations and insiders want to nix a current European Union proposal to improve trade reporting transparency because the new regulation will have a host of unintended consequences.
Latin America will be the non-OECD continent with the highest percentage of banking assets under the various Basel II op risk approaches according to a new study completed by the Financial Stability Institute.
The growing use of credit risk models is helping to strengthen the link between credit and equity prices, said the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
The knock-on effects of the crisis in equities has hit the insurance sector particularly hard – so much so that UK regulatory body the FSA has been forced to step in and allow certain insurers to breach mimimum solvency ratios.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) plans to introduce regulations that prevent sophisticated investors from using derivatives to circumvent current insider trading rules.