Bloomberg is threatening to sue the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission over uneven margin rules that it fears will drive the market away from swaps and into new futures contracts. Peter Madigan reports...
Regulators have embarked on a wholesale review of the way trading book exposures are capitalised. The industry responded, and continues to lobby – but is it getting anywhere? Laurie Carver reports
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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The post-crisis years have been punctuated by calls for big banks to be broken up. Nothing quite that dramatic is happening, but ring-fencing proposals in Europe – and a de facto fence around foreign banks in the US – are nudging the industry towards...
The Dodd-Frank Act requires any trade involving a US person to meet strict new regulatory requirements. The first mandatory clearing requirements are now in force – but the definition of US person is still not finalised, creating havoc for firms trying...
The US and Europe are at loggerheads over finding a common regulatory framework for insurers. But as they struggle to come to a resolution the IAIS is looming, with its own approach to global regulation that could undermine them both. Louie Woodall reports...
Bank capital numbers will be exposed to swings in the value of huge bond portfolios if a Basel III footnote appears in final US and European rules – and with interest rates still at record lows, the initial swing can only go one way. Lukas Becker reports...
Rule 1001 would route trades cleared at CME exclusively into its swap data repository. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation claims the rule is a ruse to skirt Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules and monetise swap data. Now the lawyers are...
Gary DeWaal spent 27 years at Newedge, most recently as group general counsel. He talks about the relationship between prime brokers and hedge funds and the impact of regulation on the industry.
Hedge funds need to address transparency and risk reporting standards to avoid punitive capital treatment under Solvency II, as European insurance companies are keen to increase the current 1% allocation. Kris Devasabai reports
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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