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US FATCA move leaves foreign financial institutions feeling the strain

May 3, 2011

The US's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act puts onerous burdens on foreign institutions to capture data about US clients and any clients with ownership of US assets, and to report related tax information to the country's tax authorities. For banks, it is a huge task but they had better do it well, as this is likely to be the first of many such schemes. 

US bank revenue sources diverge

March 29, 2011

The biggest US banks continue to diverge in terms of where they earn their revenue. Click here to read more.

Andrew Coyne, global head of prime brokerage, Citi

Decision time on FX CCPs

March 8, 2011

Two central counterparties are currently being built to clear foreign exchange options. There is a great deal of preparation to be done.

The failures of the Dodd-Frank bill

August 29, 2010

The Dodd-Frank bill's failure to deal with the key problems that triggered the economic crisis is a missed opportunity.


A tough call

May 27, 2010

Regulators are intent on reforming the role that derivatives play in bankruptcies, with the aim of preventing a future AIG or Lehman Brothers. But some are warning that, without a direct ban of these controversial financial instruments, this will be no easy task. Writer Suzanne Miller

US reform: a compromise too far?

May 4, 2010

In the process of attempting to win support for regulatory reform within the US banking industry from both Republicans and financial institutions, concerns are being raised that too many concessions are being made, thus limiting the intended impact of the proposals. Writer Jane Monahan


Amid an FDIC clean-up, the US bank landscape has changed for good

May 4, 2010

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, under the tutelage of chairwoman Sheila Bair, has been spearheading a banking clean-up on a massive scale. And while the sector faces much uncertainty, one thing is sure: the US banking landscape is set to change for good. Writer Suzanne Miller

The US ponders a private route for infrastructure

March 30, 2010

Following the recession, investors have steered clear of US transport projects, while the federal and local governments have shied away from increasing toll revenues, despite the country's lack of investment in its roads and bridges. But now the US infrastructure market is slowly embracing a European solution: private capital. Writer Suzanne Miller

The long arm of US law reaches for overseas assets

March 30, 2010

Foreign policy, fiscal pressures, financial reforms and far-reaching litigation are all provoking a flow of cases that threaten to overburden international banks doing business in the US. But the banks are fighting back. Philip Alexander reports.

Eugene Ludwig

December 30, 2009

Eugene Ludwig, Founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group

Capital should simply be one of the barons of good risk management - not the king.

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