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Basel market risk rules threaten capital cliff effect

The fundamental review of the trading book is due for completion by the end of 2015, but impact studies have thrown up some alarming results.


TLAC struggles for global coherence

Different jurisdictions are likely to implement different standards and legal frameworks for total loss-absorbing capital, making investor analysis challenging.

Reg Rage - Anxiety

EU goes it alone on securitisation

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.

Shadow banking rules prompt gloom in Europe

End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.

No such thing as simple banking in Basel

Proposed rules to impose a capital charge on interest rate risk on the banking book could make managing core lending much more complicated.

US and EU still divided over clearing house rules

US and EU regulators have promised to keep working toward mutual recognition of each other’s derivative clearing houses, but there is an ideological gap to bridge.

Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

Basel trading book review: what’s the rush?

The Basel Committee’s fundamental review of the trading book is an immensely complicated task, and tight deadlines have the banks in a panic.

EU settlement discipline could push bond markets over the edge

Proposals for the mandatory buy-in of securities if trades fail to settle could drive market-makers out of the market.

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.

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