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.
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End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.
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 regulators have promised to keep working toward mutual recognition of each other’s derivative clearing houses, but there is an ideological gap to bridge.
The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.
The Basel Committee’s fundamental review of the trading book is an immensely complicated task, and tight deadlines have the banks in a panic.
Proposals for the mandatory buy-in of securities if trades fail to settle could drive market-makers out of the market.
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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