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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...
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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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