Emmanuel Macron

Macron to drive eurozone and regulatory convergence

France’s dynamic new president will drive greater eurozone integration and regulatory harmonisation. He also considerably increases the prospects of a hard Brexit 

Nadine Jatto

Stakes rise in the battle for euro clearing

The UK’s decision to leave the EU has triggered an almighty tussle over who will host most of the euro clearing. Although London looks to be the likely loser, this is not yet a forgone conclusion. By Farah Khalique.

Andrew Brown

Regulators scramble towards smart financial centres

Sandboxes and hackathons are not just an opportunity for regulators to foster smart financial centres, but are also a chance for them to keep pace with the development curve. By Justin Pugsley.

Trump and May

Could the UK join NAFTA?

Both UK and US leaders could do with a big foreign policy win to divert attention away from more pressing matters closer to home. An ambitious free trade deal could be one way to go and would have some interesting ramifications in terms of global regulatory fragmentation, writes Justin Pugsley.

Chris Burke

Preparing for unexpected regulatory developments post-Brexit

With the UK having fired the starting gun on its EU exit, it is important for banks to be ready for the unexpected as the outcome of the negotiations remains very uncertain

Karel Engelen

Deep divisions continue to swirl around ISIN debate

Industry disputes, regulatory decrees and the inherent complexities of derivatives has seen efforts to agree International Securities Identification Numbers become fraught and difficult

Chris Whalen

US universal banks should become smaller and more efficient

US regulators need to focus more on incentivising universal banks to become more efficient rather than driving capital requirements ever higher or ponder measures to break them up

Kapil Damani

Basel III prompts strategic rethink for Middle East banks

Though Middle East banks are generally in a strong position from a capital perspective, the rigours of complying with Basel III are nevertheless making them revisit their corporate strategies. By Nick Kochan.

Anti-money laundering

Opbas: Ending money laundering, or just more red tape?

The UK’s fight against money laundering and terrorism finance has prompted the government to set up a new body. However, this raises questions over whether it will have any real impact or just be another source of red tape for firms. By Sam Millar and Alessio Marchetti at DLA Piper.

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