Latest articles from Farah Khalique

David Strachan

Concern around pension schemes as UK banks race to meet ring-fencing deadlines

UK banks are on track to separate their investment banking arms from their retail units with each institution picking its own path. However, there is some controversy over which part of the bank will house the pension scheme. By Farah Khalique.

Isabelle Vaillant

Stakeholders struggle to find common position on CRD V

The financial services industry is becoming concerned as time is growing increasingly tight for thrashing out CRD V with various stakeholders all wanting various amendments included in this complex and comprehensive regulatory text

Kuben Naidoo

South Africa unleashes twin peaks revolution

South Africa is following in the footsteps of a number of other countries in adopting a twin-peaks model for its regulatory institutions. Though the move is designed to improve the country's supervision, there is some scepticism, around its design and its motives

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Whistleblowing is paramount to rooting out financial crime, but the UK lags behind its peers with outdated laws and limited protection for informants.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

HKMA

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.

Doha

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. 

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