Too big to fail
Some participants are increasingly confident that regulators have solved the too-big-to-fail problem in the US. Others aren’t so sure
Trafigura, Vitol and other trading houses unlikely to be captured by proposed criteria for global systemically important financial institutions
FDIC's single-point-of-entry method applauded but concerns still linger
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The rapid growth of commodity trading houses has led critics to question whether these firms have become a source of systemic risk. But trading houses strongly reject such arguments, and suggest they are little more than paper tigers. Alexander Osipovich...
Cross-border resolution could be harder under US-style capital and liquidity plans, says Finma's head of bank supervision
Switzerland went first – and furthest – on post-crisis banking reforms, making its industry a test case for the impact of the new regime. But it has not yet solved the too-big-to-fail problem, Mark Branson, chief bank supervisor at Eidgenössische...
The recent easing of the Basel III liquidity coverage ratio is welcome, but highlights the difficult – perhaps impossible – regulatory challenge of striking the right balance in a world of too-big-to-fail banks, writes David Rowe
Banks are still reeling from the revelation last month that staff at Barclays lied about the bank’s borrowing costs in an attempt to manipulate Libor and Euribor benchmark rates – behaviour that resulted in a roughly $450 million settlement with...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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