Latest articles from Farah Khalique

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 

Colleen Baker web

Battle between CCPs and their members steps up a notch

Clearing house members are becoming increasingly determined to force clearing houses to shoulder more risk as part of the services they provide and are taking their message to regulators

Jerome Powell

Fed struggles to find solution to ‘puzzling’ repo spikes

Analysts remain rattled by the September cash crunch and predict more turbulence in December. The Fed is propping up US repo markets but has stopped short of relaxing bank capital and liquidity rules. 

Paul Volcker

So long, Volcker?

The Volcker Rule appears to have been gutted by recent reforms, but it is not clear whether those changes will have that big an impact as there is doubt over whether regulators were properly policing compliance in the first place 

SVP maggots

EU tightens equivalence rules game

The UK’s pending departure from the EU has potentially weaponised its equivalence process, which decides if third country-based financial services firms can sell into the union, leaving many financial firms concerned.