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France takes lead in unbundling debate on research

October 24, 2016

The unbundling of research from trading commissions represents a major change in the way banks and brokerages produce analysis for their clients and the French supervisor has taken a lead in this debate by appealing for a level playing field and an end to ‘gold-plating’. By Justin Pugsley.

Basel trading book review tests banks' implementation mettle

September 26, 2016

The fundamental review of the trading book by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is proving a tough piece of prudential regulation to implement, because it probes weaknesses such as banks’ siloed nature and differing data standards across departments. Justin Pugsley investigates.

Europe’s securitisation dreams stumble on parliamentary road block

August 30, 2016

Reviving Europe's moribund securitisation market was always going to be difficult, partly due to the harsher capital treatment meted out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. But proposals being discussed in the European Parliament risk smothering it completely – if they ever see the light of day. By Justin Pugsley 

Banks step up efforts to fight RWA proposals

July 20, 2016

There is growing exasperation in the banking community regarding the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s desire to reduce variations in bank risk-weighted assets in the name of simplifying comparisons, writes Justin Pugsley.

ESMA gives more time on trade reporting obligations

July 1, 2016

Among banks and brokers there has been a lot of concern about the EU’s trade reporting obligations, but some recent concessions have made the burden a little easier, writes Justin Pugsley. 

Leverage ratio piles on the derivatives pain

May 18, 2016

A 'small' modification to the standardised method for measuring over-the-counter derivatives exposures threatens yet another layer of costs for banks.

Basel thumbs down for bank operational risk models

April 24, 2016

The Basel Committee has decided that banks should not be allowed to use internal models to measure capital requirements for operational risk.

US demands more from banks on TLAC

April 1, 2016

US Federal Reserve proposals for total loss-absorbing capacity go well beyond the Financial Stability Board standards in some areas.

Trading venues ask EU to hurry up on MiFID II

February 29, 2016

The European Commission has postponed the start-date for the key financial markets directive to January 2018, but participants are still waiting for the final rules.

Benchmark rules stumble at last hurdle

January 25, 2016

A technical flaw in the EU’s rules to prevent financial benchmark manipulation could impose a disproportionate burden on commodity price reporting agencies.

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