Cox, Graham

Broader concerns overshadow insurance higher loss absorbency plan

Proposals by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors are undermined by continued difficulties defining systemic risk and agreeing valuation methods.

Gunnar Hökmark

European Council seizes the initiative on bank structural reform

Member states’ agreed negotiating position could form the basis of a compromise to break parliamentary deadlock.

Ruth Wandhofer

Basel tries to split the difference on banking book rules

Basel Committee faces challenges resolving fundamental philosophical differences about measuring interest rate risk for capital charge purposes.

Guy Sears

Brussels holds firm on research commission separation

The days of convenient 'commission bundling' are coming to an end for fund managers and brokers due to MiFID II. 

Crispini, Dario

EU still struggling with EMIR trade reporting as MiFID looms

Dual-sided reporting of derivative trades has proved highly problematic due to the absence of agreed trade repository protocols in Europe.

Medcraft, Greg

Securities regulators break ranks on asset manager SIFI designation

An Iosco board meeting decided to focus on market-wide risks from specific activities, but there is still uncertainty about where the workstream will lead.

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