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Nicolas Veron

Rampant digitisation forces EU to rethink regulatory frameworks

Rapid digitisation is forcing the EU back to the drawing board to shore up its financial regulatory framework and avoid ending up riddled with loopholes for new types of players to exploit.  

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Western sanctions threaten Russian banking crisis

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West and its allies have unleashed a tsunami of financial sanctions against Russia – the harshest ever on a G20 nation – leaving banks on both sides stuck in the crossfire.

GHOS reaffirms commitment to Basel III and discusses appointments

The implementation of the finalised Basel III framework has been given full backing by the Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) while Pablo Hernández de Cos has been reappointed as chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. 

US-UK regulators discuss resolution of unnamed CCP

The resolution of an unnamed central counterparty clearing house (CCP) was discussed at a virtual meeting between senior US and UK regulators on February 8 with the two sides agreeing to maintain their dialogue and share analyses on such issues 

Cœuré leaves BIS to join France’s competition authority

Benoît Cœuré, who heads the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub is to become president of Autorité de la Concurrence, France’s competition authority, following approval by the country’s parliament on January 12. 

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IIF calls on FSB to minimise market fragmentation

When pursuing regulatory initiatives, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) should aim to reduce market fragmentation as much as possible, said the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Neil Esho is new secretary general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Neil Esho has been appointed secretary general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and takes over from Carolyn Rogers who took up the post of senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada on December 15, 2021.

Fed regulatory appointee promises tough stance on banks

Sarah Raskin, the nominee for the post of vice chair of supervision at the Federal Reserve, promises to take a tough stance on banks should she be appointed to the post.

BIS Innovation hub adds CBDCs, DeFi and payment systems to project list

New projects centred on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), next generation payments systems and decentralised finance (DeFi) are to be added to the list of areas the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub will focus on this year. 

Villeroy de Galhau elected as chair of the BIS

François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Bank of France, has been elected to chair the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for a term of three years that started on January 12.