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Securitisation opens way for long-term lending

July 2, 2007

Tapping into the huge and underserved housing market is the next challenge for Brazilian banks. John Rumsey reports on the growth of mortgages and the consequent development of the securitisation market.

Responsive regulation

July 2, 2007

Guernsey’s financial watchdog gives aggressive fund promotors what they want: a quick turnaround time for new products. Silvia Pavoni explains.


July 2, 2007

Fitch finds banks are more likely to fail than to default; and S&P outlines its approach to risk-adjusted capital analysis.

Regulation for harmony

June 4, 2007

Since 1999, the EU has been working on its plan for an integrated market system. MiFID, a key part of the Financial Services Action Plan, is another step in the right direction.

Regulator academy

June 4, 2007

The establishment of a school for financial regulation in London should attract students from around the world eager to learn about the UK’s principles-based oversight model, says Mervyn Davies.

Cost basis reporting will be costly for all

May 7, 2007

The US government wants to impose cost basis reporting on the investment industry to make it easier to determine how much capital gains tax investors owe on their securities. Michael Imeson reports.

Harsh lessons learned amid economic uncertainty

May 7, 2007

Thailand seemed to be ushering in a golden age of financial security, until high-level political scandal and terrorist attacks sent its fragile economy crashing back down to earth. Simon Montlake reports.

Financial reform needs a progressive mindset

May 7, 2007

Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, talks to Jules Stewart about the influence of the US macroeconomy on Pakistan’s economic landscape and the importance for the developing world in keeping open this window to the West.

A vogue for sharia compliance

May 7, 2007

Sharia-compliant investing and structured products are two of the largest and highest margin growth areas for investment banks. Both are born out of specialist structuring teams, rich with fiscal and regulatory experts, so it is almost inevitable that compliant structured products are fast becoming voguish. Natasha de Terán explores the market.

Bespoke solutions

May 7, 2007

Structured products are a result of investors becoming moresophisticated and demanding. Now banks are happy to tailor investments to meet a client’s every wish. Joanne Hart reports.

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