Regulatory reform puts risk management under threat in Asia

New rules pose operational challenges for Asian banks, and financial markets in the region could lose liquidity, increasing hedging costs. In a worst-case scenario this could lead to full-blown trade wars between financial centres


Well-intentioned global regulatory reforms being introduced around the world following the 2008 global financial crisis pose a myriad of issues for Asia Pacific’s over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The changes taking place around the world include G20 commitments, US Dodd-Frank legislation, European Market Infrastructure Reform (Emir) legislation, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) review, and the Basel III Capital Accord reform. It is almost certain the scope

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