The Office of Financial Research is charged with supplying data to help US regulators assess potential risks to the financial system, but Isda panellists express scepticism over what data should be used
The funding squeeze
Regulators are looking at how financial markets could be proofed against the collapse of a CCP – but there are more questions than answers at the moment, says the EC’s Patrick Pearson
Bernanke says Fed expects to issue proposed rules on Sifi oversight this summer; also 'on schedule' to implement Basel III
Former IMF adviser Rosa Lastra says international regulatory framework should apply 'hard' rules on cross-border resolutions
Resolution regimes rule, OK?
Institutions will be weaker and markets will be riskier if new rules vary between jurisdictions, Credit Suisse vice-chair warns
BoE's Bailey: UK PRA and banks will be 'heavily engaged'
Regulators double down
European Commission says pension funds should also be classed as “too big to fail”
Fixing too-big-to-fail is the single lesson of the financial crisis, says Fed chairman
Central clearing might solve some of the problems with over-the-counter derivatives, but it is by no means a straightforward solution, and could raise some additional problems
The need to craft special treatment for banks that are too big or interconnected to fail has long been a concern for regulators, but of equal importance is the challenge of identifying which institutions should be subjected to such measures. How can financial...
Financial reformers talk endlessly about the too-big-to-fail problem, but they often fail to address the heart of the issue, argues David Rowe
Plans are afoot among global regulators to impose tougher regulatory requirements on large and systemically important firms, including higher capital charges. Will they succeed in curtailing systemic risk? Mark Pengelly investigates
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairman Sheila Bair has argued that systemically important financial institutions should hold more capital as a disincentive to growth, while a new entity should be set up to manage the orderly resolution of troubled...
In an exclusive interview with Risk, Stefan Walter, secretary-general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, discusses everything from capital to pro-cyclicality, while outlining the reform agenda for Basel II. Rob Davies reports
There is a growing consensus that large, global banking groups pose a threat to financial stability. Some have suggested large financial services groups be split up to focus on traditional markets and banking business - but is this the answer? By Duncan...