Swiss asset managers are trying to boost its prospects as new local laws and the EU’s AIFM directive come into effect in 2013. Many are concerned the Swiss industry will be negatively impacted.
Despite most western countries not implementing the final stage of Basel III until 2019 the Philippines’ banking industry is gearing up to meet the full capital standards by the start of 2014. Banks...
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New technical specifications on Solvency II’s capital requirements make some significant changes to the way insurers calculate their own funds, but they also leave some unanswered questions. Louie Woodall reports
Hedge funds need to address transparency and risk reporting standards to avoid punitive capital treatment under Solvency II. European insurance companies are keen to increase current 1% allocation.
With regulators struggling to get comfortable with insurers’ internal models, and with the memory of the subprime crisis still lingering, the question of how to ensure that the models are robust is worrying supervisors. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports...
High capital levels and a prohibition on more exotic forms of funding should leave Islamic banks well placed under Basel III. But a lack of high quality sharia-compliant instruments leaves the sector facing issues over liquidity requirements
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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