Trump promises new regulatory overhaul

Donald Trump's US election victory shocked the establishment. But this might be just the beginning as his administration promises to significantly alter the country's regulatory framework for banks basing it much more on free market principles.

Sufyan Khan

BCBS: Banks need more time to adjust to IFRS-9

IFRS-9 accounting rules will have a big impact on how banks provision for losses, and that influences capital requirements. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is therefore suggesting an implementation delay, but even that could have unintended consequences. By Farah Khalique


The final countdown: Basel’s reform agenda

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group is calling on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to postpone its final decisions on calibration, warning that the proposed reforms are a threat to many European banks, which will badly affect the real economy. By Chris De Noose, managing director of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG).

US Fereral Reserve

Watered-down US digital legal requirements are a lost opportunity

By watering down final rules on contract data, which are crucial for the orderly resolution of failing firms, US authorities have missed an opportunity to drive greater digitisation within the industry. By Akber Datoo, managing partner, D2 Legal Technology. 

European Commission HQ

CMU factor is the key to any risk capital debate

Disagreements between Brussels and Basel look likely over upgrades to rules on standardising regulation on measuring risk capital requirements. But European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s priority to boost growth by protecting bank interests could well prevail. By Jeremy Woolfe. 

Mike Pence

Keep an eye on Mike Pence for regulatory clues

The Trump administration could radically reform US financial regulation – and the real powerbroker behind the process is likely to be vice president Mike Pence.

Richard Nesbitt

Falling bond liquidity could have serious regulatory implications

The trend towards falling liquidity in sovereign bond markets could have serious regulatory repercussions for banks, says the head of the Global Risk Institute (GRI). By Justin Pugsley.

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