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.
Banks alarmed by short timeline and opaque supervisory use of IRRBB stress test
Liquidity resilience is uncertain as offshore deposit financing replaces prime money funds
The UK needs access, the EU needs regulatory data, but a mutually beneficial deal could be elusive
Benefits of mutual recognition may encourage Trump administration to keep Obama’s last act
HSBC, Stan Chart and Prudential shares could face trading disruption in 2018
Possible revision to standardised approach would favour US banks for corporate exposures
EC dilution of Basel liquidity and market risk rules could create new regulatory arbitrage
Rules for derivatives may take effect after January 2018 to allow for US equivalence deal
Final compromise regulation not expected to trigger large fund reallocations
Banking Book Risk Summit: EBA guidance on shocks is “outdated”, says ECB official
Structured products issuers’ strategy should reflect new guidelines, say regulators
Risk USA: US, EU regulators expected to implement new framework consistently
Too low, and it has no effect; too high, and liquidity suffers. Time for flexibility?
Central bank reserves exemption may squeeze interbank liquidity, raise capital requirements
UK-based banks seek simplest way to retain EU access post-Brexit
Two-year clearing delay for small firms might allow indirect model to be built
As stress-test results loom, experts say tackling legacy loans should take priority over bail-in purity
Political and prudential risks in huge bond-holdings force experts to consider new ideas
ECB cannot (yet) make post-Brexit demand for euro clearing to leave London