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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency wades in on the Volcker Rule

September 25, 2017

The largely unpopular Volcker Rule in the US, designed to restrict proprietary trading by banks, is up for review, with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency taking the lead in what could result in regulatory relief for the banking sector. By Justin Pugsley.

UK extends conduct reforms to smaller firms

August 28, 2017

The UK is proposing to extend its senior managers and certification regime to another 46,000 or so firms, which is both good and bad news for firms, but if nothing else it should improve standards of conduct. By Justin Pugsley.

Bringing ethics and transparency to the FX markets

July 24, 2017

The world’s leading central banks have decided to raise integrity and transparency levels in the vast foreign exchange markets with a new code of conduct. And given the current mood music around market conduct, it probably has a good chance of being adhered to despite its voluntary nature. By Justin Pugsley

US Treasury plots Dodd-Frank reforms

July 3, 2017

Some policy experts were pleasantly surprised with the US Treasury’s proposals to reform Dodd-Frank, considering them to be thoughtful, and are billing them as a likely road map for the future of the US financial system. By Justin Pugsley.

Brexit sparks race to the bottom among London’s rivals

May 29, 2017

Some EU financial centres have been accused of bidding too aggressively to host financial firms relocating from London, revealing flaws in the EU’s regulatory architecture that its authorities are seeking to fix. By Justin Pugsley.

ECB pushes case for internal models

April 26, 2017

The European Central Bank is undertaking a major project to ensure the internal models used by eurozone banks work properly. A useful spin-off could be to tackle the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s scepticism over their use, as Justin Pugsley reports.

Industry sweats over fast-approaching MiFID II deadline

March 27, 2017

The EU is hurtling towards the implementation of MiFID II, a huge body of rule changes that no one will be ready for. Some regulatory flexibility will have to be shown or the process may end up resembling a car crash. By Justin Pugsley.

The last stressful US stress test?

February 23, 2017

In their latest stress tests of systemically important banks, US regulators are reinforcing their focus on risk management, controls and governance, while differentiating more between complex and non-complex large firms. Justin Pugsley reports. 

Basel IV: down but not out

January 29, 2017

The finalisation of the Basel accords has been delayed, leading to the very real possibility that global agreements on financial regulation could be left up in the air.

Basel Committee consults on IFRS-9 capital bombshell

December 19, 2016

The new accounting standard IFRS-9 will have a dramatic impact on how banks provision for credit losses, leading the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to consult on how to manage its effect on capital requirements. Justin Pugsley reports.

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