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Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword

October 20, 2018

Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled.

Bankers fret over part two of EU securities lending rules

September 19, 2018

Bankers are becoming increasingly anxious over the second stage of the EU’s securities financing transaction regulation, which involves greater granularity of reporting around securities lending. By Justin Pugsley.

FSB pivot from policy-making is good news for banks

August 23, 2018

The Financial Stability Board is moving away from policy-making towards assessing the implementation and impact of global rules – potentially good news for bankers.

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.

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