European Banking Authority takes wait-and-see approach to CVA charge

Stéphane Boivin

The EU standard-setter suggests a better Basel framework for credit valuation adjustments would make the corporate exemption easier to abolish.

Republican Congress gears up to reform the regulators

Richard Shelby

In the first Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory reform, senators from both parties pushed for greater Congressional oversight. 

Cautious welcome for Europe’s capital markets union plan

Jonathan Hill 167x96

Many of the proposed regulatory reforms have been advocated for some years, but implementing them remains a political challenge.

New York proceeds while Europe stalls on Bitcoin regulation


The New York Department of Financial Services has at least partly reassured entrepreneurs over virtual currencies, but European operators are left in limbo.

US leveraged finance adapts to tighter bank supervision

Jerome Powell

Banks are rethinking their leveraged loan underwriting policies, although there is still little precision around what deals may fall foul of regulators.

Basel Committee weighs in on IFRS 9


Basel’s proposed tightening of the new expected credit loss accounting framework will help bring earlier loss recognition, but it could also heighten tensions between regulators and accountants.

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