How secondments could improve regulation

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

Splitting banks divides opinion in the EU

The European Parliament’s rapporteur is meeting stiff opposition to his idea of excluding market-making activities from bank structural reform.

Bracken

Why better models do not always lead to better decisions

Executives who live with uncertainty should resist the fallacy of arithmetic precision when making investment decisions, says Georgios Samakovitis of the University of Greenwich.

MiFID Christmas present threatens bond market hangover

A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.

Time for shareholders to join bankers' pay debate

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

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

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

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Differences in the content and timing of rules on resolution planning, structural reforms and derivatives threaten to unravel cross-border banking models.

Breaking bad banking

Breaking bad banking and the rise of conduct risk

Conduct risk – the risk of staff acting unprofessionally, unethically or illegally – has become a major concern for supervisors and banks, as Michael Imeson reports.

Silver service

Silver service: how to cope with the financial demands of an ageing population

As the world’s population ages, the challenges for wealth managers, economists and governments are significant if countries are to maintain productivity and generate growth. 

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