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Comprehensive assessment still has potential to surprise

Andreas Dombret

Several banks have pre-emptively raised capital or restated balance sheets, but officials and analysts warn nothing should be taken for granted.

MiFID consultations throw up fresh qualms on liquidity

Michel Barnier 167x96

The struggle to define which non-equity instruments should be subject to MiFID transparency rules will be at the heart of efforts to finalise regulatory technical standards, and could transform the industry.

Final US leverage rules to hit low-risk businesses

Martin Gruenberg

Despite intense industry lobbying, US regulators have taken a tough line on ‘zero risk’ assets, finalising changes to the US supplementary leverage ratio rule that will include cash and treasury bills in the measure of bank leverage. Bankers say low-margin, low-risk businesses will be hit first.

Insurance systemic tag debate rumbles on as reinsurers face inclusion

The Financial Stability Board is preparing to add reinsurers to its list of systemic institutions, but the industry is still unclear on the criteria or the implications.

Liquidity coverage ratio changes the face of US banks

The final LCR rule, approved last month by regulators in the US, changes the way banks look at deposits and makes them rethink what assets to hold.

Basel comparability drive could stifle operational risk management

The pressure to benchmark Basel risk weights could push into operational risk, but models are being challenged by massive legal settlements.

MiFID consultations throw up fresh qualms on liquidity

Michel Barnier 167x96

The struggle to define which non-equity instruments should be subject to MiFID transparency rules will be at the heart of efforts to finalise regulatory technical standards, and could transform the industry.

Final US leverage rules to hit low-risk businesses

Martin Gruenberg

Despite intense industry lobbying, US regulators have taken a tough line on ‘zero risk’ assets, finalising changes to the US supplementary leverage ratio rule that will include cash and treasury bills in the measure of bank leverage. Bankers say low-margin, low-risk businesses will be hit first.

New York’s Bitlicence delay fails to reassure entrepreneurs

Bank-style regulation looks inappropriate for digital start-ups in New York, but European firms believe rules are needed to stop banks abandoning the sector.

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