Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

EU errs on proportionality for benchmark regulation

Technical flaws threaten to undermine a deal between the European Parliament and Council intended to treat benchmarks according to the risks of manipulation.

Nicolas Veron

Calls for EU to back IFRS 9 implementation

Expected credit loss accounting is generally welcomed as a more timely approach to impairing assets, but banks and regulators face practical challenges.


Carney throws down climate risk gauntlet

The Financial Stability Board is paving the way for enhanced disclosure of climate risks, and the priority will be to establish comparable numbers.

James Scoville

Transparency key test for new systemic insurance methodology

The new proposals from the International Association of Insurance Commissioners will add more qualitative elements to deciding what makes an insurer systemic.

Eric Litvack

Capital markets union faces mixed reception in EU parliament

The European Commission and Council are keen to jump-start an initiative on securitisation, but there are sceptics in the Parliament.

Jonathan Hill

Banking union must overcome bad loan threat

Italy’s pre-emptive bank resolutions underline the challenge that the new eurozone authorities must face to establish their credibility and make the system safer.

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