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Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

May 26, 2015

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

Basel trading book review: what’s the rush?

April 27, 2015

The Basel Committee’s fundamental review of the trading book is an immensely complicated task, and tight deadlines have the banks in a panic.

EU settlement discipline could push bond markets over the edge

March 20, 2015

Proposals for the mandatory buy-in of securities if trades fail to settle could drive market-makers out of the market.

Splitting banks divides opinion in the EU

February 23, 2015

The European Parliament’s rapporteur is meeting stiff opposition to his idea of excluding market-making activities from bank structural reform.

MiFID Christmas present threatens bond market hangover

January 26, 2015

A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.

Is TLAC an Anglo-Saxon conspiracy?

January 5, 2015

The Financial Stability Board’s proposal for bail-in debt appears ill-suited to continental European banking group structures.

EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

November 24, 2014

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

Conduct risks become a prudential concern

October 27, 2014

Ever-growing penalties for misdemeanours ranging from Libor rigging to money laundering are starting to undermine bank capital ratio calculations.

Europe stretches the rules to reach high-frequency trading

September 29, 2014

Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.

Regulation gets real for virtual currencies

August 26, 2014

Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.

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