Latest articles from Farah Khalique

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.

Patricia Sullivan

Efforts stepped up to save correspondent banking

Entire countries are at risk of being cut out of the global financial system due to de-risking, which is also holding back economic growth, leaving global standard-setters, banks and fintechs struggling to find a solution. By Farah Khalique.

Briget Polichene

US regulatory proposals pose concerns to foreign banks operating there

US regulators have put out a set of proposals to regulate foreign banks operating within their jurisdiction, which has raised considerable concern among some banks fearing they will lead to higher capital requirements and more stringent regulation

Paul Dobbs

Critics pressure regulators to make MiFID II adjustments

Should the UK leave the EU, it could be a chance for EU-based exchanges to ditch open access rules around clearing and for firms to push for other changes in MiFID II and MiFIR

Vladis Dombrovskis

EU equivalence reforms meandering towards a common ground

Reforms of the EU’s equivalence rules have been considerably complicated by Brexit. However, there is some hope in the industry that technical considerations will eventually triumph over politics