European Commission consults on reducing barriers to CMU

European Commission consults on identifying and reducing barriers to the smooth functioning of the EU’s Capital Markets Union

MiFID II causing ructions in European research market

MiFID II is sending shockwaves through the research market, with sell-side firms struggling to come up with new pricing models for charging buy-side firms as required from 2018.

William Coen

What next for the Basel Committee?

Globalisation and financial crises have transformed the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision into a key global regulatory body. However, the next 10 years could throw up several challenges for this distinguished organisation. By Justin Pugsley.

Jeb Hensarling

OCC takes lead in reviewing the Volcker rule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has taken its cue from the US Department of the Treasury as it consults on how to reform the Volcker rule. By Justin Pugsley

Marcos Ayerra

Domestic regulator takes charge in normalising Argentina’s capital markets rules

Argentina’s economic reforms have thrust the Comisión Nacional de Valores into the forefront of undoing years of restrictive capital markets regulation in an effort to align it with international norms. By Justin Pugsley.

Fed chair Yellen defends Dodd-Frank at Jackson Hole

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen defends Dodd-Frank potentially diminishing the prospect that she will be re-appointed next year when her term ends.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia probe could spill into wider investigation

A series of regulatory gaffes by Australia’s largest lender may trigger a wider investigation into the country’s banking system, which could lead to more regulation and criminal charges being handed out.

Irish central bank raps investment firms over knuckles on MiFID II

The Central Bank of Ireland has written to the CEOs of investment firms it supervises warning them of shortcomings in their client suitability processes that leaves them short on MiFID II compliance.

NSFR “could threaten US bank lending”

The net stable funding ratio could restrain US bank lending as the US Federal Reserve attempts to normalise monetary policy says a blog post on the Clearing House website.

Roger Storm

Clearing houses uneasy over aspects of proposed global stress tests

Overall, clearing houses have cautiously welcomed the idea of global stress tests laid out in a CPMI-IOSCO consultative paper, but some still feel queasy over the prospect of sharing sensitive data. By Farah Khalique.

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