Saudi markets get chance to shine?
The threat to corporate America
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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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
Regulation puts global banking in peril
Don’t believe the G20 hype. In interviews with
Euromoney, the world’s top financial policymakers
admit regulatory tensions are tight. What’s more,
the collateral damage of the focus on too-big-to-fail, capital
rules and bankruptcy resolution risk rolling back financial
globalization. Is it time to change the terms of the
Bank relationships: The risk of de-risking
Global banks may feel that purging their correspondent banking
relationships will help them de-risk, but they should beware
the unintended consequences.
Banking: AQR aftermath throws up more questions for
Investors greeted the European Central Bank’s
asset quality review with little more than a shrug. They view
it as merely the first step on a journey to enhanced and
uniform bank supervision that might take a decade to complete.
They are much more worried about the sustainability of
banks’ business models and whether or not they can
even earn enough to service their growing capital stack.
Bank M&A: Europe needs consolidation, not
Debt service costs will hit profits; regulators see M&A as
Banks search for certainty on liquidity rules
The deadline is approaching for the Basel intraday liquidity
rules. But without a defined set of procedures, and concerns
around costs, banks are moving forward reluctantly.
'Super-systemic' CCPs need a TLAC of their own
If forthcoming regulation fails to guarantee robust
loss-absorbing capacity at central clearing counterparties
(CCPs), their increasing systemic importance could usher in a
new generation of organizations that are too big to fail.
Setting the foundations of
There is much discussion around moving towards a standardized
form of banking, but who is setting the standard?
Collaboration could ease KYC burden
Meeting KYC requirements is an irksome and expensive task for
banks to contend with. But there are a slew of offerings from
financial-services companies to ease the compliance
Industry divided as regulators mull NDF clearing
European proposals for mandatory clearing of non-deliverable
forwards (NDFs) published in October seemed to be a decisive
step toward a new framework for FX derivatives trading.
However, responses to the consultation reveal deep divisions
among FX market participants over the way forward.
Bundesbank’s Dombret says trust restored in
European banking system
In an interview with Euromoney, Bundesbank board member Andreas
Dombret sounds an upbeat note on the rigour of the
ECB’s asset-quality review (AQR) and the
eurozone’s resolution arrangements, but issues a
sharp warning over banks’ risk-free treatment of
Banking: Asia-Pacific’s regulation
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
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
Social trading grows amid calls for regulatory
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
Fed gets tough with Credit Suisse; cov-lite loans on the rise
in US and Europe.
Regulation: Sweden’s unfinished finish
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
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
Banks join forces to confront due-diligence challenge
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
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
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