Darcy Bradbury

ISDA delegates vote capital levels and failing CCPs top priorities

Capital levels and resolution, and recovery plans for central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) should be the main regulatory priorities for policymakers, according to a snap poll of delegates taken at a leading derivatives conference. By Justin Pugsley.  

G7 calls for stronger co-operation against cyber-crime

G7 calls for more co-operation in fight against money laundering, terror financing and cyber-crime, and talks up fairer taxation policies.

JPMorgan warns clearing houses not well enough capitalised

Central counterparty clearing houses are not carrying enough capital and should be subject to tougher rules, says a JPMorgan white paper. Justin Pugsley reports

Bank of England

Libor alternatives start to take shape

After many delays and difficulties, industry and regulators are inching towards choosing alternatives to the London interbank offered rate, with the UK close to selecting one for sterling rates. By Justin Pugsley


Cashless society

A cashless society is no regulatory panacea

The push to create a cashless society has its supporters, but from a regulatory perspective it opens new challenges and does not necessarily address existing ones such as money laundering. By Dan Barnes.

Godfried De Vidts

Fragile repo markets skating on thin ice

The repo market has never quite recovered from the financial crisis and subsequent regulatory reforms. Industry sources say the market now urgently needs attention or the whole system of short-term funding for the financial system could be in jeopardy

FSB finds shadow banking sector still expanding

FSB research finds that the shadow banking sector is still expanding with open-ended funds driving much of that growth

FX working group unveils complete version of FX code of conduct

The Foreign Exchange Working Group has unveiled the complete version of the FX code of conduct designed to bring fairer and more ethical business practices to the vast global currency markets

IOSCO annual conference focused on market resilience and conduct issues

IOSCO annual meeting focuses on market resilience, financial misconduct and the role of capital markets in the real economy while taking on new signatories to its multilateral memorandum of understanding on cooperation

Basel III framework edging closer to finalisation

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision looks closer to finalising the Basel III framework as discussions on technical issues are narrowing down

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