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Conduct enforcement: don’t shoot the messenger

May 26, 2015

A tougher regulatory approach to individual responsibility for anti-money laundering controls could put compliance professionals in a difficult dilemma if they do not have the support of their senior executives.

Bringing risks out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows: regulating shadow banking

April 30, 2015

Increasingly confident that they have made the banking sector resilient to any future financial crisis similar to that of 2008, regulators are now turning their attention to shadow banking. But a very different approach may be necessary.

Banks and regulators need to catch their breath

April 27, 2015

The banking industry is asking regulators to pause to assess the impact of all reforms undertaken in the post-crisis environment. And not before time.

Chinas new tech savvy banks

China's new tech-savvy banks: how private lenders could threaten the status quo

April 1, 2015

The banking licences being granted to private companies in China look set to shake up the country's financial sector, with its 'big four' lenders coming under pressure from tech-savvy newcomers with a strong customer network, such as Alibaba and Tencent.

The day conduct risk came knocking

March 20, 2015

An enhanced regulatory discipline recalibrated almost two years ago, conduct risk has served as a point of confusion for firms due to the lack of prescriptive guidelines provided by the regulator. However, this is no excuse for ignoring the issue.

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

March 3, 2015

An end to the zero-risk view of sovereign debt could hit bank balance sheets and the borrowing costs of more indebted countries.

How secondments could improve regulation

February 23, 2015

Secondments would provide regulators with greater expertise, but potential conflicts of interest must be carefully handled.

Time for shareholders to join bankers' pay debate

January 26, 2015

Regulators are fretting over the structure of bankers' pay; shareholders should be more worried about the size of it.

Fighting a common threat

Regulators and banks unite to fight common cyber crime threat

January 5, 2015

Regulators are playing an important role in how banks guard against cyber risks, but their emphasis is very much on guidance and co-operation rather than rules and coercion.

Multiple regulation challenges lie ahead in 2015

January 5, 2015

Banks face a continued onslaught of regulation in 2015 as politicians fine-tune forthcoming legislation to toughen up the banking system.

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