Desk editor, Regulation
Philip Alexander is the regulation desk editor for Risk.net, overseeing a team of journalists in the UK, US and Asia. He was previously senior editor at The Banker magazine, covering financial regulation, capital markets, derivatives, and central and eastern Europe.
Prior to entering journalism, Philip edited sovereign credit research for rating agency Standard & Poor’s in London. He was awarded a PhD in modern history by the University of Cambridge for a thesis on Britain and European integration.
Lack of single supervisory authority is hampering EU efforts to create new markets
Many worry that EU government bonds are now in play for international arbitration
Supervisors drive banks to seek more corporate default data and cost-effective model improvements
Potential EC, French and German no-deal relief is expected to be short-lived and incomplete
Varied supervisory and external audit demands stretch cross-border risk management
French proposals could drive larger non-banks out of fixed income futures and options
Current €55bn fund may not be enough, says senior manager at Single Resolution Board
Final law could subject many firms to bonus cap, but even those that escape could struggle
French regulator wants supervisory convergence, examines Mifid II impact on market transparency
Official sees problems in draft regulation, says EU council and parliament are discussing them
Relocations from UK will boost EU capital markets; but CRR needs to remove national barriers
Subordinated debt requirement will hit smaller banks hardest