William Coen

What next for the Basel Committee?

Globalisation and financial crises have transformed the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision into a key global regulatory body. However, the next 10 years could throw up several challenges for this distinguished organisation. By Justin Pugsley.

David Clark, WMBA

Libor: the long goodbye

Regulators are keen to replace Libor given its tainted past, but are coming up against strong industry inertia in their attempts to get new more tamper-proof benchmarks accepted

Dark pools share prices

MiFID II forcing dark pool operators to evolve

MiFID II is having a profound impact on trading strategies and relationships across the European financial services sector – and operators of ‘dark pools’ are no exception. Justin Pugsley reports.

Peter Wright

UK plans to extend the senior managers & certification regime

The Financial Conduct Authority wants to extend the senior managers & certification regime to many more UK-based financial firms. Fortunately, many of the earlier wrinkles in the regime have been ironed out and the regulator is proposing to apply it proportionately. Justin Pugsley reports.

Marcos Ayerra

Domestic regulator takes charge in normalising Argentina’s capital markets rules

Argentina’s economic reforms have thrust the Comisión Nacional de Valores into the forefront of undoing years of restrictive capital markets regulation in an effort to align it with international norms. By Justin Pugsley.

Jeb Hensarling

OCC takes lead in reviewing the Volcker rule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has taken its cue from the US Department of the Treasury as it consults on how to reform the Volcker rule. By Justin Pugsley

Victor Kotonya

New tech could give developing countries a compliance lead

Stunning advances in technology and a lack of legacy systems could see some emerging market financial regulators leapfrog their peers in advanced countries in areas such as combating money laundering. By Justin Pugsley.

Nigeria currency

Nigeria’s first ‘diaspora bond’ drives cross-border regulatory innovation

Lawyers Whitney Debevoise and Jeremy Willcocks, partners at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, explain how Nigeria's first ‘diaspora bond’ is driving regulatory innovation around areas such as drafting prospectuses designed for low-denomination debt securities aimed at multiple markets.    

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