Regulation bites

Post-crunch, regulators can be expected to sharpen their teeth. Derek Taylor examines the ramifications of the credit crunch, and the response of the G-20 in mid-November 2008, on possible future regulations for financial institutions

Since 2000, financial markets have had to address many significant regulatory changes, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the USA Patriot Act, the EU's Market Abuse Directive, Basel II and, most recently, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Collectively, these have presented strategic and operational issues that institutions have spent many millions of dollars addressing. Following the current credit crunch, and in particular the near-total financial market collapse of September 2008

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