Basel must tread carefully on risk-weight floors

BCBS

Bank regulators must perform a delicate balancing act if standardised approaches are to work as a backstop to internal capital models.

Open approach cannot hide fundamental rift on insurance capital standards

Open doors

The IAIS has asked 169 questions in its consultation, but may not be able to reconcile the answers from the US and Europe.

Europe pushed to go its own way on securitisation

ECB

There are signs that policy-makers are sympathetic to industry demands for the EU to ease capital rules without waiting for an ongoing Basel review.

Pressure builds on EU to end corporate CVA capital exemption

Roberto Gualtieri

The European Banking Authority is actively considering requiring banks to calculate a capital charge for their credit valuation adjustment exposure to corporates.

MiFID commodity regulations break new ground

ESMA

Firms that trade in commodities are still struggling to identify what companies and contracts will be covered by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.

Obama: Unravelling Wall St reforms will earn my veto

Wall Street

Increasingly vocal Democrat opposition, repeated threats of a presidential veto and pre-election politics all stand in the way of Republican efforts to roll back Wall Street reforms. But what happens when the next must-have spending bill comes up for the president’s signature? 

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