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Will UK's SM&CR bring a wider culture shock?

July 26, 2018

There is early evidence that banks are changing their corporate cultures in light of regulatory initiatives such as the UK’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime. It is no surprise, therefore, that other regulators are taking a greater interest in it. By Justin Pugsley.

US agencies start to simplify the Volcker Rule

July 4, 2018

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve kicked off with a 60-day consultation to try and make the Volcker Rule work better for banks and the regulator. This is likely to be quite a challenging process as creating clear definitions around different types of trading, for example, is quite difficult.

The ever rising cost of global regulatory fragmentation

May 24, 2018

According to a recent study, diverging regulatory frameworks across the world are costing financial institutions $780bn a year – and the bad news is this could get worse. By Justin Pugsley.

Banks welcome Basel accommodations on trading book

April 25, 2018

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is in listening mode and has granted some important concessions about how the bank trading book should be governed – but banks are still concerned about non-modellable risk factors. By Justin Pugsley.

US Treasury shies away from radical overhaul of resolution process

March 21, 2018

The US Department of the Treasury released a report on February 21 detailing suggested reforms to US bank resolution mechanisms, but the recommendations were more notable for what they do not want to change than what they want to amend. By Justin Pugsley.

Auditor questions ECB’s framework for identifying failing banks

February 21, 2018

Auditors claim the European Central Bank has a number of flaws in the way it identifies banks that are failing or likely to fail. Although these are unlikely to seriously hinder a resolution, there are questions to be answered. By Justin Pugsley.

MiFID II’s soft launch leaves loose ends

January 23, 2018

MiFID II has been one of the most hotly anticipated pieces of European financial regulation. Its launch in January did not disrupt markets, but questions linger over whether it will meet its objectives. Justin Pugsley reports.

Basel IV’s done – now comes the hard part

December 18, 2017

The Basel Committee negotiators finally got there. The so-called Basel IV framework has been agreed and is not as harsh as many bankers had feared, but now comes an even harder part: implementing it consistently across the world. By Justin Pugsley.

Moves to change interest rate benchmarks trigger contract concerns

November 27, 2017

Regulators are working to change the interest rate benchmarks, which underpin many of the world’s derivatives and structured finance products. But doing so could result in legal issues with longer dated contracts. By Justin Pugsley.

Data protection rules set to clash with MiFID

October 30, 2017

Disparate regulatory frameworks clashing is nothing new, but the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which was not drafted specifically with banks in mind, is going to clash with other frameworks such as MiFID II, writes Justin Pugsley.

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