Leading trade association insists on sign-up to FX code

When the Bank for International Settlements launched its FX code of conduct there were doubts if it would really be effective. Nonetheless, it has been given a big boost by a leading trade association insisting that its members sign up to it.

G20 stands by Basel reforms

The G20 may have abandoned its cast iron pledge to stand by free trade, but it did make a strong commitment to finalise the Basel III framework, as Justin Pugsley reports. 

FSB warns G20 over losing reform momentum

The Financial Stability Board has voiced its concerns to the G20 about loss of reform momentum and capital markets fragmentation. Justin Pugsley reports.

David Murphy

Firms face documentation struggle despite new variation margin deadline

Moving back the deadline by six months to comply with variation margin rules for uncleared derivatives was greeted with a sigh of relief by market participants. Even so, they still face an uphill struggle to get their documentation in order on time.

Andy Hill, ICMA

IOSCO stirs up secondary bond market debate

IOSCO has added fuel to the debate over liquidity in secondary corporate bond markets with its report on the topic. Its conclusions, however, seem to have upset some market participants.  

Basel wraps G-SIBs over the knuckles on data requirements

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is finding deficiencies with large global banks when it comes to data aggregation and reporting  

Basel grants banks five-years transition period for IFRS 9

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has granted a five-year transition period for banks to adjust to new IFRS 9 accounting standards.

Susanne Chishti - Fintech Circle

Regtech’s deepening role likely to spark greater regulatory scrutiny

Regulators likely to take a deeper interest in regulatory technology as it takes on more critical tasks and deepens its role within banks

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.

Alan Houmann - Citi

Global banks spooked by regulatory fragmentation fears

Institutions fear that global regulatory frameworks, which make it easier for them to operate internationally, may be under threat as a result of growing nationalism. By Justin Pugsley.

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