The US Dodd-Frank Act envisioned a new type of trading venue for over-the-counter derivatives, known as swap execution facilities (Sefs). But in the energy markets, at least, it appears Sefs are dead and...
Although much of the recent focus has been on rules in the European Union and the US, other jurisdictions across the globe are also weighing changes to the way they regulate over-the-counter commodity...
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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Proprietary indexes are one of the few remaining hot spots for product structuring, but with banks churning out new investments from one week to the next, lawyers are increasingly worried that some product tweaks could inadvertently expose issuers to...
A last-minute no-action relief letter from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission in April gave energy firms a few extra months to prepare for Dodd-Frank reporting requirements, but participants say a huge number of challenges still need to be addressed....
A panel of regulators, trade association leaders and lawyers opened this year's Structured Products Americas conference with opinions on how best to regulate the market. Delegates also participated in a live audio Q&A with the SEC's Amy Starr, who shared...
The Wheatley Review decided to stick with a patched-up Libor submission methodology, but some regulators want it replaced with a mechanism based entirely on transactions. The compromise may be to use committed quotes. Lukas Becker reports
The European Central Bank wants to promote securitisation, but critics of the Basel Committee’s proposed new capital rules fear the extra burden will snuff out the European market altogether. The stage is set for the latest clash between policy and...
Since it was signed into law three years ago, banks and lawyers have been expecting a fix to the Dodd-Frank Act’s swaps push-out rule. But with six weeks until it comes into effect, expectation is turning to hope – and banks are warning they may not...
The Prudential Regulation Authority is quietly developing its transitional risk-based capital modelling regime to help insurers prepare for Solvency II. But many aspects of how Icas+ will operate remain unclear and insurers are likely to face tough governance...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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