Financial services authority (fsa)
Newly released thematic review finds weaknesses in systems and controls across the sector
Though little has changed since the FSA published draft guidance on structured products towards the end of last year, the newly released formal guidance contains an additional steer on the subject of stress...
The UK Financial Services Authority has issued another massive document containing its thoughts on structured products and, notably, stating that its concerns about structured deposits are no longer critical...
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Dealers say they are willing to jeopardise client relationships by exercising break clauses that allow trades to be terminated early – and should receive capital relief as a result. But regulators need to be convinced. By Matt Cameron
The Basel Committee is planning to launch its long-awaited review of trading book capital rules within the next few months. It could redefine the boundaries of the trading book, seek to reflect market liquidity and also overhaul the current patchwork...
Distributors in the UK are getting anxious about increased regulatory pressure. The Financial Services Authority (FSA), for example, has already fined Santander £1.5 million for launching products that were not in line with its requirements. "It's...
The UK Financial Services Authority review of structured products has encouraged issuers to take a closer look at product design, with an eye to creating investments with an outcome that investors can understand. For example, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)...
Market volatility has made life insurers and pension funds wary of credit risk, but yields on safer assets remain disappointing. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports on ways of bettering the return while limiting risk
The concept of proportionality is fundamental to Solvency II. Yet smaller insurers fear that the compliance burden they face will be too onerous. Thomas Whittaker examines whether the proportionality principle is really being applied
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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