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US regulators are coming for stablecoins

November 9, 2021

Issuers of US dollar-backed stablecoins could be nearing an existential threat as regulators clearly want to subject them to tough banking rules. 

Is Evergrande the new Lehman brothers?

October 11, 2021

With China’s Evergrande in deep trouble, some are wondering if it could trigger another global financial crisis.

US getting act together over crypto

September 13, 2021

Crypto firms have been vocal about how the US’s damaging approach to their industry is stifling innovation to the benefit of Asian and European competitors. 

Global standard setters challenge the crypto barbarians

August 9, 2021

International standard setters are closing in on cryptoassets and their interventions are likely to intensify in the regulated sphere of the financial services industry, but that is not necessarily bad news for banks. 

Sunak signals new era for the City of London

July 12, 2021

The UK looks set to tread an increasingly independent path on financial services, veering more towards the US and emerging markets. Hopes of gaining equivalence from the EU on financial services are fading. 

Regulators will save banks from DeFi

June 14, 2021

Regulators are riding to the rescue of traditional banks, making it harder for cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance to dethrone them. 

FRTB: a silver lining?

May 11, 2021

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book has proved monumentally difficult to implement, but there could be a positive consequence around the management of data.

Radical regulatory reforms not open to UK

April 12, 2021

Just how radical can the UK be in terms of re-writing its post-Brexit financial regulatory framework? Not much, it appears. 

Greensill failure highlights shadow banking risks

March 11, 2021

From a distant corner of the financial system comes another failure, hot on the heels of Wirecard’s collapse. The latest saga involves Greensill Capital, which also slipped through the regulatory net. 

City of London pivots towards new opportunities

February 28, 2021

New opportunities may beckon for the City of London as the UK looks at tweaking its regulatory regime.

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