Too quick to PIK?

Too quick to PIK?

The deals set to haunt European high yield

Project Neptune rising…

Project Neptune rising…

… amid renewed liquidity concerns

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Financial regulation: special focus



Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of Canada  Michel Barnier, European commissioner for the internal market and services
SEC chairman Mary Schapiro Jamie Dimon Charles Dallara, managing director of the IIF


L-R: Mark Carney; Sheila Bair; Michel Barnier; Mary Schapiro; Jamie Dimon; Charles Dallara


"I had a discussion with a very senior regulator recently who told me: 'Look, I know we’ve gone too far too fast on some of this and that we’ve made some errors, but I’m afraid I don’t know how to stop this process’. Now that’s quite scary." 


Volcker rule: special focus


Banking: Asia-Pacific’s regulation headache
November 2014
Pity the regional Asian bank chiefs dealing with myriad local regulators as well as extra-territorial oversight.

Deutsche's GTB hit by rising regulatory costs
October 2014
Deutsche Bank’s explicit admission in its third-quarter results that higher regulatory costs are hitting the profitability of its global transaction banking business will come as blow to the bank and a warning to others.

Social trading grows amid calls for regulatory oversight
October 2014
The full-scale disruptive potential of social trading is beginning to become clear, according to proponents. But there are fears that it is encouraging inexperienced traders to load up with risk in the pursuit of large returns and there have been calls for tougher regulation.

Gloves come off in the fight for leveraged finance
October 2014
Fed gets tough with Credit Suisse; cov-lite loans on the rise in US and Europe.

Regulation: Sweden’s unfinished finish
October 2014
The country’s financial regulators are playing hardball on minimum regulatory capital requirements, mostly because of mortgage risk weights. Analysts argue that the Riksbank is using the wrong tool for the job and might even be damaging the economy as a result.

FX swaps: Market players grapple with fragmentation risk
October 2014
Market participants are relatively relaxed about the impact of last year’s change to the US trading model, relative to the dire warnings from the global trade association for OTC derivatives, but global market fragmentation remains a risk.

Banks join forces to confront due-diligence challenge
October 2014
With various regulatory initiatives demanding that financial institutions gather and disclose information relating to customers, a number of firms have responded to what they see as a market opportunity to develop customer-identity screening services, with a single, industry-wide utility seen, by some, as the end-goal.

OTC derivatives reform challenges regulators from South Africa to Hong Kong
October 2014
Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market reform outside the US and Europe will be closely monitored by companies who use these derivatives to manage foreign-currency earnings exchange-rate risk.

Market braces for FSB’s 'scary’ TLAC number
September 2014
The November G20 meeting could see the capital requirements of systemically important banks doubled.

Corporates look to make regulation pay
September 2014
It is not common to hear about the positive side of financial market regulation. But corporate treasurers are finding ways to turn the new rules to their advantage.

Regulators seek to restore FX’s broken trust covenant
September 2014
The debate around how to strengthen the regulation of FX markets continues to rage. Advocates highlight examples of regulations that have benefited the markets in the long run, while detractors warn of unintended consequences and cite their own examples of risk-mitigating measures evolving naturally within the industry.

Asia DCM bankers ready for Basel III bond rush
September 2014
Basel III will trigger a wave of bond deals in Asia; China and India to lead the way.

SEF report: The state of the global market
September 2014
Euromoney Research Group presents a detailed report into the swap execution facilities (SEFs) sector. The bespoke content offers insight into the confusion over the adoption of these rules and looks at the future opportunities for all market participants.

Corporate treasurers find opportunity amid regulation
August 2014
Squeezed budgets, tangled systems and regulations are still holding back corporate treasurers as they search for ways to make their operations easier and cost effective.

Banco Espírito Santo: Zero risk, zero sense
August 2014
The Banco Espírito Santo saga is a sharp reminder, as the ECB’s asset quality review moves towards its conclusion, of how closely the fortunes of European banks and sovereigns remain bound together.

Hungary: Banks count cost of FX loan legislation
August 2014
Forced conversion planned for autumn; bill could top €4 billion, say analysts.

Departing O’Malia stresses SEF data challenge
July 2014
CFTC commissioner admits data collection 'poor’; calls for better cross-border cooperation.

Rising compliance costs rupturing banks' trade finance relationships
July 2014
Collaboration between transaction banks and Swift is helping to spread the burden and rocketing cost of compliance, but for some banks' trade finance businesses, client relationships have already been hit hard by the expense.

Gear up for Sepa 2.0
July 2014
The extended deadline for Sepa is fast approaching and, despite initial fears, corporates are set to meet it – but this is the first step in creating an efficient single European payments framework. Debate about Sepa 2.0 is now in full swing.

Litigation costs for European banks to double
July 2014
Credit Suisse estimates $104 billion exposure; exposed banks’ share prices sell off.

FX players reveal favoured regulatory fix
July 2014
As the FX regulatory landscape gets revamped, data from the Euromoney FX Survey 2014 shed light on what the market wants when it comes to benchmark reform, including its views on sticking with the current WM Company and Thomson Reuters fix.

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