Latest articles from Farah Khalique

Kay Swinburne

Can the EU finally make CMU a reality?

Will Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic prove to be a catalyst to revive efforts to establish a capital markets union in the EU, or will it be the final nail in the coffin for this beleaguered project? 

Josh Galper

Covid-19 serves as catalyst for US deregulation of financial services

The economically devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have acted as a catalyst for US regulators to loosen prudential rules further and faster ahead of the presidential election in November.

Julia Smithers Excell

Firms lash out at ESMA over “regulatory creep”

If ESMA gets its way, third-country financial firms doing business in the EU will have to provide vast amounts of extra information in what many see as a Brexit-related political move 

Christian Lee

FSB throws CCP equity on the line in resolution consultation

The FSB has once again waded into the controversial debate over who pays when a clearing house goes under and in a consultation paper is looking at a range of options including the use of equity

Christian M. Stiefmueller

Covid-19 crisis resurrects shadow bank concerns

With the world once again in crisis, this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, supervisory attention is turning to shadow banks for fear they might be harbouring hidden systemic risks. 

Amélie Champsaur

BRRD could be sidelined in the event of widespread bank failures

With Europe sliding into a deep economic slumber following the Covid-19 pandemic, questions are being asked about the state of some the continent’s banks and whether BRRD is up to resolving them if it comes to that

Tim Clark

Timing of SCB buffer questioned by critics

The introduction of the new stress capital buffer in the US is poorly timed, according to critics, as it permanently relaxes capital standards, potentially making US banks more vulnerable to economic shocks

Jose Manuel Campa

EBA’s stress test overhaul given the cold shoulder

Proposals put forward by the EBA to modernise its stress testing framework have met with disapproval by banks arguing that they would deliver few benefits 

Nicholas Pfaff

EU's green taxonomy: long road to transformation begins

The EU’s green finance deal promises to not only reshape the economy, but also finance. However, there is still much work to do and a lot of missing detail before the green deal can drive real change 

HKEX

Cleaning up Hong Kong’s IPO market faces several more years of reforms

Hong Kong’s huge success in attracting IPOs masks the fact that its stock market is still plagued with conduct issues and it is likely that there are several more years of regulatory reforms to come