Barney Reynolds

UK-EU transition deal fraught with uncertainty

The City of London is pushing for the UK and EU to agree a transition deal as part of the Brexit negotiations, which could be a bridge to an ‘expanded equivalence’ model for financial services. By Justin Pugsley.

Bob Mudhar

Mind the gap: the growing EU-US gulf

Regulators forging rules in isolation or focusing too much on domestic issues, alongside the EU’s highly prescriptive approach to regulation, risks deepening a rift with their US counterparts. By Farah Khalique.

Don Andrews

Regulators mull NSFR impact as Basel Committee shows flexibility

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is attempting to smooth the global implementation of the net stable funding ratio as governments fret over its impact on bank lending.

Market data

Data pooling grows to alleviate FRTB non-modellable risk factors

A growing number of data pooling solutions are springing up in a bid to help banks reduce their capital charges on holding relatively illiquid assets on their trading books. By Justin Pugsley.

ABDULALI JIWAJI

Hong Kong cracks down on senior managers' conduct to boost its reputation

To boost the reputation of Hong Kong as an attractive financial centre, its securities and futures regulator is increasingly focusing on conduct issues, with the Managers in Charge regime having gone live in October. By Farah Khalique

Bank of England

Moves to replace Libor could create contractual disputes

The move towards new more robust interest rate benchmarks has the potential to create disputes in structured finance transactions as their documentation mostly does not envisage a transition to new reference rates. By Justin Pugsley.

Samoa

SIFA strives to keep Samoa in line with global rules

Samoa’s financial authority is determined to keep the country compliant with the latest international rules on anti-money laundering and tax transparency, which is proving demanding in terms of resources. By Justin Pugsley.

Giacomo Nocera

When risk weights impact corporate lending

Bank lending to smaller corporates may have been inhibited by more stringent capital requirements, but also by the use of internal rating models and the risk weights applied to certain exposures. By Giacomo Nocera, associate professor at the Audencia Business School.

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