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.
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
Amendments and deadline extension spark relief among end-users
Chair of Iosco’s investment management committee welcomes “shift in the debate to an activities focus”
Key MEP urges broader exemptions for regional banks as FRTB looms
EBA voices preference for 3%, but evidence backs Basel plan for G-Sibs