Latest articles from Farah Khalique

Georgina Halford-Hall

Whistleblowing: the UK is the weakest link

Whistleblowing is paramount to rooting out financial crime, but the UK lags behind its peers with outdated laws and limited protection for informants. By Farah Khalique

Janet Yellen

Will Yellen’s Wells Fargo asset cap set a precedent for punishing governance failures?

One of Janet Yellen’s last actions as chair of the US Federal Reserve was to slap a total asset cap on Wells Fargo following a string of governance failures. But there are questions over whether or not this sets a new precedent for tough sanctions, particularly given the administration’s focus on cutting red tape for banks   


Basel III: Far East regulators strive to maintain good reputation on implementation

Regulators in the Far East are often ahead of their counterparts in the US and Europe when it comes to implementing Basel standards. Despite some concerns over Basel III and regional variations they are likely to try and maintain their reputation for being good ‘Basel citizens’.

ISE Brass Plaque © Irish Stock Exchange

ETFs: regulators step up fact-finding mission

Regulators are still piecing together the jigsaw of the complex, growing ETF market before announcing any sweeping changes.


Qatari banks weathering heat of Gulf sanctions

In the face of sanctions by other Gulf states - Qatari banks have demonstrated remarkable resilience. But as the spat drags on it could start to weaken them over the course of 2018 even as the state is more than capable of providing strong support if necessary

Tom Curry web

Banks in the US pondering charter changes to escape regulatory sanctions

The Trump administration’s deregulation agenda could be providing an incentive for banks facing regulatory sanctions to swap their banking charters from state to federal ones. However, switching banking charters is not necessarily a regulatory panacea for banks

Edward George web

Technology could alleviate bank de-risking nightmare

De-risking has hit some emerging market countries hard, but clever technological solutions could help countries that have been frozen out of the global financial system. By Farah Khalique. 

Jackie Mesa web

Regulators confront the SLR ‘slaughterhouse’

The CFTC has denounced the ‘horror show’ of the Basel III leverage ratio rules, as the chorus of resentment in certain quarters of the US towards blanket international banking standards grows louder each day. By Farah Khalique.

Bob Mudhar

Mind the gap: the growing EU-US gulf

Regulators forging rules in isolation or focusing too much on domestic issues, alongside the EU’s highly prescriptive approach to regulation, risks deepening a rift with their US counterparts. By Farah Khalique.


Hong Kong cracks down on senior managers' conduct to boost its reputation

To boost the reputation of Hong Kong as an attractive financial centre, its securities and futures regulator is increasingly focusing on conduct issues, with the Managers in Charge regime having gone live in October. By Farah Khalique

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