Peter Beardshaw

How regulation can help clear the fog of ESG ratings

Businesses’ ESG risks, impacts and performance play an increasingly central role in banks’ and investors’ decision-making.

John Glen

Financial services firms call for strong UK competitiveness mandate

In response to new legislation, representatives of UK financial services companies are calling on the government to beef up its competitiveness objective as the country prepares to rip up swathes of EU rules.

ESG globe

Consultations are a chance to drive common ESG standards

A series of consultations by the EU, US and the new International Sustainability Standards Board are an opportunity to drive greater harmonisation in ESG standards, according to financial firms and regulators.

Do Kwon

Stablecoin contagion fears likely to spur regulatory clean-up

Signs of contagion among stablecoins are likely to prompt a rapid clean-up of the sector by regulators concerned that problems in the sector could infect traditional financial markets.  

Charley Cooper

What’s next for crypto regulation?

The size and scope of the crypto industry is growing rapidly, which has caught the eye of regulators. Today, the global market cap of the crypto industry is $2.1tn, while a recent NBC poll found that one in five adults in the US has invested in, traded or used cryptocurrencies.

Jean-Claude Trichet

New threats to financial stability rapidly emerging

The Covid-19 pandemic is barely winding down and already prominent global bodies are sounding warnings over new dangers to financial stability, this time relating to soaring inflation, rising interest rates, emerging market vulnerabilities and the war in Ukraine.

Bond markets

Study finds Paris agreement has pushed up yields on bonds issued by carbon intensive firms

Firms with poor environmental records or a high carbon footprint are already facing higher costs due to a hit to their credit ratings and investor squeamishness towards buying their debt, finds a study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Emmanuel Asuquo

IOSCO urges regulators to tackle gamification and scammers

Global standard-setter IOSCO is warning financial regulators to tackle the gamification of stock markets and the growing number of scammers as retail trading surges.

Cyber warfare most worrying risk for financial firms says ORX survey

Such is the rapid pace of change that it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay on top of emerging risks, warns the Operational Riskdata eXchange (ORX) in a new report, published on April 29.

IOSCO suggests data consolidation may help market participants with fair access

Consolidation may improve access to secondary equity market data in some circumstances, and could help reduce its costs, identify liquidity and compare execution quality in jurisdictions where there may be fragmented liquidity, said the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).