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Basel’s crypto treatment disappoints banks

January 23, 2023

Bankers now have a much clearer view of how their exposures to crypto will be treated from a prudential perspective. On a positive note they gained some clarity, but they are not entirely happy with the outcome.

ISDA’s DRR puts banks and supervisors on the same page

December 21, 2022

At long last, everyone’s a winner. A new digital initiative for reporting swaps data could produce cleaner regulatory data while capping escalating reporting costs for banks.

Will AI save banks from the cyber hordes?

November 9, 2022

Banks are under constant attack from cyber criminals, forcing them to turn to ever more sophisticated tools to mount an effective defence. AI is very much moving into the front line as a protection tool.

LDI blow-up might be a problem for banks

October 10, 2022

The blow-up of a particular type of UK pension fund investment strategy, which could have rolled into a global financial crisis, almost certainly paves the way for more regulation.

Social finance suffers EU setback

September 9, 2022

The quest to create global standards for ‘social’ investing took a blow recently when the European Commission decided to kick the EU’s social taxonomy into the long grass. A fragmentation of standards is now likely to proliferate.

Is UK regulation about to be politicised?

August 15, 2022

It was supposed to turbocharge the City of London’s fortunes, but in the end the government’s long-awaited financial services bill was a bit of a damp squib. It will, however, entrench tensions between the government and regulators with potentially dangerous consequences.

Gensler takes on US stock market interests

July 12, 2022

Certain entrenched interests in the US stock market face a bruising battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission — one that will be played out in the courts and the media.

Golden chance to globalise ESG

June 23, 2022

The recent launch of the ISSB and a series of consultations offer a golden opportunity to drive common global ESG standards.

Banks menaced by the Horsemen of the Apocalypse

May 13, 2022

Swathes of global banking business could be under threat as geopolitical instability looks set to become the norm. 

The beginning of the end of the US dollar?

April 14, 2022

The demise of the US dollar as the world’s top reserve currency has been endlessly debated, but some observers believe that the recent sanctions against Russia might be a real turning point.

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