CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

Finding a better approach to global regulatory coordination

Kenneth E Bentsen, the head of one of the industry's largest trade associations says international regulatory bodies need to do more to ensure coordination between national regulators on the construction and timetable of rulebooks for global derivatives markets.

Conduct risks become a prudential concern

Ever-growing penalties for misdemeanours ranging from Libor rigging to money laundering are starting to undermine bank capital ratio calculations.

The watchdogs of the US financial system

The watchdogs of the US financial system

With a number of eye-watering fines emanating from the US in recent years, The Banker profiles the numerous regulators that are dishing out these punishments, and looks at how they police the world's largest financial market.

Rodger Voorhies

Financial access is just the first step toward inclusion

If universal financial inclusion is to really make a difference then it is vitally important that existing financial services are not simply made available but that new products and services are designed with the world's low-income population in mind.

Europe stretches the rules to reach high-frequency trading

Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.

Axel Weber

Monetary policy: caught between price stability and financial stability

The interest rate needed for low inflation and full employment is different from the interest rate needed for financial stability. How did this happen and what can be done about it?

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

Until now, banks have managed their payment and settlement obligations based upon end-of-day forecasts, but from January 2015 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision wants to see banks monitoring their balances intraday. Frances Faulds reports on how the industry is adapting to this fundamental change to reduce operational risk.

Petar Chobanov

Bulgaria's outgoing finance minister rallies for reform

Petar Chobanov spent little more than a year as Bulgaria's finance minister before the government resigned and he had to step down from his post. He describes the reforms that he started during his tenure and explains why it is important for the new government to continue this work.

Regulation gets real for virtual currencies

Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.

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