Despite the noise about hedge funds redomiciling as a result of the EU's AIFM directive, transfers of funds are scarce. Managers are instead opting to set up parallel or master/feeder structures.
Regulators in the US, Europe and elsewhere have pledged to work together to iron out inconsistencies in their various rules – but bankers say a number of troubling differences remain, and time is running...
Regulators are pinning their hopes on peer pressure to ensure consistent implementation of Basel III, but some of the new standards are still to be finalised, and the whole project could be blown off course...
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Despite New Zealand’s domestic banking sector escaping the worst ravages of the recent financial crisis, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is not wasting any time in introducing the Basel III framework – but with a local twist
Comparing the approach to whistleblowing taken in the US and the UK, it seems American informants have more incentive, particularly in monetary terms, to come forward. Should the UK follow the US lead?
European policy-makers are exploring the use of XBRL, a standardised reporting language, for Solvency II. While mandating its use would harmonise reporting formats and bring the insurance industry in line with the banking sector, some argue there is...
The credibility of bank capital has been called into question by the wildly differing risk-weighted asset (RWA) numbers produced by bank models – and the Basel Committee is preparing to launch an investigation. But RWA differences spring from multiple...
The potential for a single default to trigger the termination of derivatives contracts with other entities in that group – so-called cross-default clauses – has got regulators worried. But removing these clauses voluntarily may be resisted by creditors....
The treatment of catastrophe models within Solvency II’s internal model regime raises some crucial issues for insurers. Thomas Whittaker examines the implications
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