Banks question role of ‘three lines of defence’ model for risk management

Risk management models such as the three lines of defence might be losing their effectiveness for banks following the avalanche of new rules and different ways of operating since the global financial crisis. By Todd Partridge, vice president of product marketing at Synchronoss.

UK's senior managers & certification regime likely to see more investigations

As the UK’s senior managers and certification regime is extended more investigation are likely to ensue though it may not lead to a sharp rise in corresponding disciplinary enforcement actions.

Italy’s bank rescues raise hackles in Germany

It seems that not all resolution conditions for failing banks are equal across the EU, with Italy managing to sidestep Europe’s resolution regime to deal with two of its failing banks.

European Commission ponders transaction tax to fill budget hole

European Commission ponders pan-EU funding alternatives to plug loss of UK contributions once the country leaves the bloc, including a tax on financial transactions.

UK remains top investor destination for financial services

The UK remains by far the top European destination for foreign direct investment for financial services according to an EY survey, but firms are clearly concerned about the outcome of the UK's negotiations to leave the EU. 

ESMA sets out principles for attracting London-based financial firms

The European Securities and Markets Authority has set out nine principles for EU financial centres to follow when they bid to host financial firms looking for a new EU location.

Japan's Financial Services Agency rethinks its supervisory approach

To help spur sustainable economic growth, Japan is looking to loosen the supervision of its banks to make it easier for them to lend.

MiFID II rules could see European institutions reduce broker relationships

EU rules designed to separate broker fees from the cost of research could lead to fewer broker relationships.

International US asset managers will be affected by MiFID II

US asset managers and brokers with EU clients will find themselves caught up in the far-reaching Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II.

CFTC voices post-Brexit concerns over euro clearing

The prospect of the EU mandating the clearing of euro trades within the EU is likely to strain the bloc’s relationship with the US.

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