Bank of England unlikely to foresee next financial crisis

The Bank of England’s models are not up to the job of spotting the next financial crisis, according to one senior official.

European repo market may not be functioning properly

ICMA expresses concern over European repos and knock-on effects on smaller banks, insurance companies and pension funds.

Steven Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin takes reins at the US Department of the Treasury and faces full workload of reforms.

CFTC grants swaps dealers six-month reprieve on variation margins

CFTC gives swaps dealers another six-months to be compliant with over-the-counter derivatives variation margin rules.

Yellen asserts Fed’s authority to negotiate with global rule-setters

Fed chair Janet Yellen enters war of words with vice-chairman of House Financial Services Committee over participation in supranational regulatory bodies.

Jeb Hensarling

How CCAR might be re-shaped under Trump

Everything is up in the air for the US regulatory system, particularly given the the new administration’s promise of deregulation. As a result, the annual stress tests are likely to see changes because they are blamed for forcing banks to hoard excessive capital. By Justin Pugsley.

US-EU flags

How to manage complex cross-border internal investigations

US and European regulators take very different approaches to handling issues as diverse as whistle-blowing and data protection, making cross-border investigations into financial crime a challenge.

Niall Bohan

Corporate bonds to play big role in creating CMU

A senior European Commission official emphasised to AFME conference delegates the EU’s determination to establish a successful capital markets union. 

ESMA seeks to close MiFID II trading loophole

ESMA has asked the European Commission to close a MiFID loophole concerning non-regulated platforms.

Geert Wilders

The Barbarians within the EU’s gates

Europe will very likely escape a big electoral upset this year, but that doesn’t mean the problem goes away. If populism is left unaddressed it could wreak havoc on Europe and its banks. 

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