Talk is cheap

Rating agencies

It was the moment of reckoning that everyone had been waiting for: New York attorney-general Andrew Cuomo - spearhead of a year-long investigation into the US mortgage industry and key proponent of industry reform - announced that he had reached an agreement with the three major rating agencies: Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.

Under the deal, the credit rating agencies have agreed to fundamentally alter how they are paid by investment banks in return for providing

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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