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MiFID review could have serious impact on OTC derivatives

January 31, 2011

A proposed reform of MiFID could have a major impact on the OTC derivatives market, and it has been suggested that the authorities are paying only lip-service to consultation.

Compulsory merger control not needed

December 23, 2010

A consultation in the UK will look at whether the country should adopt the compulsory merger-control system common in other jurisdictions. Few in the UK think there is a need, as the present system works well.

Good idea, bad timing

December 8, 2010

Fears mount over a proposal to force investors to share the burden of a future financial crisis. Writer Geraldine Lambe

SEC wants joint muni roles prohibited

November 24, 2010

Broker-dealers and advisory-only firms disagree over potential G-23 amendments. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Sharing the pain

September 29, 2010

A Basel proposal for subordinated debt to absorb losses if a bank is about to fail could overturn risk profiles, raise the cost of capital for banks and curtail issuance of subordinated instruments. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Germany's naked aversion

August 30, 2010

The German regulator's attempt to enhance financial stability by banning 'naked' short selling of shares and sovereign debt, as well as uncovered CDSs, is seen as an unwarranted distraction. Writer Charlie Corbett

An unnecessary blunt instrument

July 28, 2010

The European Parliament's new law capping bankers' bonuses has met with a resigned acceptance in the banking community. But most bankers privately agree that national efforts are adequate already and that the EU's interference will only sow confusion and could lead to an exodus of talent. Writer Charlie Corbett

Nowhere to hide from Uncle Sam

July 6, 2010

The overhaul of US withholding tax legislation will have a dramatic impact on how US corporations raise funds abroad, as well as the way foreign investors invest in US securities. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reassessing clients' rights

May 5, 2010

Almost two years since the fall of Lehman Brothers, the UK regulator is assessing proposals that could see a major shake up of the way prime brokers handle their clients' assets. Writer Charlie Corbett

Reg Rage: Will it be third time lucky for Basel?

March 31, 2010

Change to the Basel framework must, and will, happen. But many bankers question whether version III will be any more successful than efforts I or II. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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