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The liquidity trap

September 2, 2009

The FSA's new regime to plug the holes in the UK's liquidity risk management system is being criticised by the sector as overzealous and potentially harmful. Michelle Price reports.

Reg Rage: EU plans better financial supervision

August 4, 2009

European law-makers are overhauling the way in which the financial system and the firms that operate within it are supervised. Writer Michael Imeson

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A rethink on risk management

August 4, 2009

Murky times: uncertainty over oil prices is causing concern that the risk management practices of energy traders are insufficient

The fluctuating energy prices over the past year have caused problems for financial and non-financial energy trading firms alike, leading to a greater focus on their risk management practices. Writer Michelle Price

Reg Rage: US Treasury to shake up finance rules

July 7, 2009

A plan to create a new system of financial regulation in the US has just been announced. Bankers are already pleading for some of the proposals to be modified. Writer Michael Imeson

War breaks out over EC hedge fund plans

July 7, 2009

Christopher Fawcett, CEO of Fauchier Partners
The European Commission's first draft for its directive on alternative investment fund managers and overseas financial centres has brought about furious accusations of protectionism, anti-Anglo-Saxon bias and unnecessary meddling. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Reg Rage: EU to cut hedge funds down to size

June 4, 2009

EU policymakers have sharpened their shears and launched an attack on hedge fund managers and other alternative investment fund managers. Writer Michael Imeson

The high price of payments

June 4, 2009

The global recession has elevated payments processing to near the top of bank chiefs' priority lists, but the industry is going through a fundamental structural change that could lead to a slump in revenues and soaring business costs. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reg Rage: G-20 bullies Swiss bankers into submission

May 5, 2009

Switzerland has just caved in to pressure from the big economic powers and relaxed its banking secrecy laws. Some fear this is the beginning of the end of its long tradition of client confidentiality. Writer Michael Imeson

Cash management: Clients and the crisis

May 5, 2009

In the fourth of The Banker's Masterclass series, Deutsche Bank's head of cash management, financial institutions, for Germany, Austria and central Europe, Dean Sposito, and Deutsche Bank's head of cash management, financial institutions, for northern Europe, Matt Tuck, talk about how they are helping their clients to navigate the crisis and position themselves for a potential upturn. Writer Charlie Corbett

Dean Sposito, Head of cash management, financial institutions, for Germany, Austria, Central Europe, Deutsche Bank

Reg Rage: PPI restrictions will hit where it hurts

April 7, 2009

Just as the UK goes into recession, the authorities decided to get tough on loan repayment insurance. Surely this is dreadful timing? Writer Michael Imeson

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