Simple still works
Editor's letter: January 2011
Fese: Mifid II must focus on deals in over-the-counter markets
Stepping up to the plate
iShares says it is looking at how it can improve transparency around securities lending
US banks must consider disclosure rules for CEO and median pay packages
Risk management in Asia is arguably more difficult to estimate as each country has very different regulatory requirements and political risk. Lianna Brinded speaks to Akihiro Kawabe, executive officer and general manager of the corporate risk management...
Exchange-traded funds first appeared 20 years ago as transparent, easy to understand alternatives to actively managed funds. But as they have developed some of this transparency and simplicity has been lost. The first Structured Products ETF survey asks...
Why organisations need better risk management and transparency to adapt to the changing marketplace
BP has been accused of negligence and arrogance following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Alex Davis examines the central role energy sector reputational risk management must now play
A new position limits regime for energy trading in the US could have a significant impact on the sector. Pauline McCallion examines the proposals and finds out about the potential implications for energy players
Pauline McCallion speaks to industry experts to find out what new derivatives regulations could mean for the end-users of energy hedging products
Regulators and politicians know what needs to be done to put the eurozone on an even keel and fix the holes exposed by the subprime crisis, says Mattias Persson, head of financial stability at the Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank. The result...
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has been shepherding global efforts to improve the over-the-counter derivatives market since 2005 and continues to push dealers to improve in areas such as transparency and central clearing. Theo Lubke, senior vice-president...
Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation
Transparency is a concept that has been bandied about by banks a lot lately, usually when they know the press is watching. But just how transparent are banking practices, and just how clear is the Basel approach to operational risk?
The European Council has mandated Cebs to issue the results of this year's stress-testing exercise of the EU cross-border banking sector
A new platform for electronic trading of voluntary carbon credits, claiming to revolutionise the market, has met a muted response from industry participants
This month, Simon Grensted, managing director, business development, at LCH.Clearnet, puts his questions to Michael Cosgrove, managing director, head of energy and commodities, at GFI Group and formerly chief executive of Amerex prior to its 2006 purchase...
European Commission proposes new body to oversee all credit ratings agencies operating in the European Union; security issuers must provide information to all agencies to boost competition
Excessive risk-taking was a major cause of the recent meltdown in the financial markets. Time, then, for corporate governance to return in force
New draft legislation on financial regulatory reform will require real-time reporting of derivatives trades to both regulators and the public, according to Blanche Lincoln, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, who is...
European bankers call for improvements to Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ahead of European Commission review; CESR calls for evidence on markets' developments
Price is still the most important factor for corporates when choosing which dealer to trade with. However, a wide divergence in pricing among banks means transparency is now a key issue. By Matt Cameron, with additional research by Alexander Campbell,...