May 23, 2022

There has been plenty of media hype about regtech for much of the past decade, but has anyone thought to check whether those who implement it are better off for their investments? By Rupert D.E. Brown, CTO of Evidology Systems

Do Kwon

Stablecoin contagion fears likely to spur regulatory clean-up

Signs of contagion among stablecoins are likely to prompt a rapid clean-up of the sector by regulators concerned that problems in the sector could infect traditional financial markets.  

ESG globe

Consultations are a chance to drive common ESG standards

A series of consultations by the EU, US and the new International Sustainability Standards Board are an opportunity to drive greater harmonisation in ESG standards, according to financial firms and regulators.

John Glen

Financial services firms call for strong UK competitiveness mandate

In response to new legislation, representatives of UK financial services companies are calling on the government to beef up its competitiveness objective as the country prepares to rip up swathes of EU rules.

Mark Somers

Assessing the credit capacity of small businesses based on climate change factors

Climate change represents a material, but often hidden risk, to the business models of many Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). At the same time, these organisations are critical to achieving the UK's carbon targets. 

Peter Beardshaw

How regulation can help clear the fog of ESG ratings

Businesses’ ESG risks, impacts and performance play an increasingly central role in banks’ and investors’ decision-making.

James Busby

How new UK national security laws could influence bank lending

It will take several months for a clear picture to emerge as to how the behaviours and practices of participants in the M&A market have changed in the wake of the National Security and Investment Act 2021 coming into force on January 4, 2022.

Emmanuel Asuquo

IOSCO urges regulators to tackle gamification and scammers

Global standard-setter IOSCO is warning financial regulators to tackle the gamification of stock markets and the growing number of scammers as retail trading surges.

John Yeap

Hong Kong’s push into carbon markets hobbled by lack of ‘trust’

Hong Kong is the latest entrant into the voluntary carbon market with a remit to channel much-needed overseas funds into mainland China. Its new regulatory regime needs to overcome a crippling lack of trust in offsets despite their vast growth prospects. 

Boris Ivanov

LME nickel chaos raises tough questions for regulators

The UK’s three financial regulators tasked with investigating what brought the London Metal Exchange to its knees in March will reveal a raft of troubling issues. 

Jean-Claude Trichet

New threats to financial stability rapidly emerging

The Covid-19 pandemic is barely winding down and already prominent global bodies are sounding warnings over new dangers to financial stability, this time relating to soaring inflation, rising interest rates, emerging market vulnerabilities and the war in Ukraine.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

UK 'doing everything' to promote financial services

The UK government is “doing everything in its power” to promote the country’s financial services sector and to sweep away obstacles, protectionism and antiquated rules with advanced, high-standard agreements with other jurisdictions 

Are stablecoins a threat to financial stability?