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.
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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.
A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.
The Financial Stability Board’s proposal for bail-in debt appears ill-suited to continental European banking group structures.
The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.
Ever-growing penalties for misdemeanours ranging from Libor rigging to money laundering are starting to undermine bank capital ratio calculations.
Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.
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