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.

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. 

MiFID II: time running out to research unbundling solutions

MiFID II’s drive to unbundle research costs from brokerage fees means new payment models are emerging. However, lack of clarity about some of the rules and issues with suppliers means optimal solutions probably will not be ready in time for MiFID II’s launch. By Steve Young, managing partner, Citisoft.

MiFID, clearing houses among ESMA 2017 priorities

In its 2017 supervisory convergence work programme, ESMA is to prioritise the implementation of key regulatory EU texts and the oversight of clearing houses.

Sam Theodore-Scope Ratings

Italy bail-outs complicate Europe’s resolution plans

Concern is growing that the drawn-out and politicised process of sorting out Italy’s banking crisis could undermine the EU's bank recovery and resolution directive. By Justin Pugsley

LSE Deutsche Börse merger stumbling

The proposed merger of the London Stock Exchange with Deutsche Börse appears to be stumbling amid Brexit concerns and EU competition demands.

EU equivalence rules face shake-up

EU equivalence regime is likely to be re-examined as it is several years old.

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