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, he 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.
One EU regulator has already asked banks to avoid reliance on English law for bail-in
Exchange groups have 30-month exemption from access rules; listed derivatives users concerned it will become permanent
Sharp increase in risk weight for strategic equity stakes will capture ownership of apex banks
Council and some MEPs try to kill cross-border capital and liquidity waivers in CRR II
UK call for turbo-charged equivalence with the EU faces big hurdles
Venues say better trade-flagging, consolidated tape needed for equity double-volume caps
Junior tranche and regulatory impasse are key challenges for pan-eurozone sovereign bond-backed securities
Fall in operational risk weights could push up capital requirements for market and credit risk
Esma’s six-month respite “too little, too late” to avoid no-trade lists on January 3
Dutch regulator told to “pay attention” to pay rules EC plans to scrap for non-banks
Liquidity hit feared as FlowTraders, IMC, Optiver and other non-banks face bank-style capital rules
Capital hit for G-Sibs ranges from 28% drop to 43% jump, QIS reveals
Fed policy, liquidity requirements and model herding all raise concerns
FSB evaluation could maintain international standards or accelerate their decline