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Boris Ivanov

LME nickel chaos raises tough questions for regulators

The UK’s three financial regulators tasked with investigating what brought the London Metal Exchange to its knees in March will reveal a raft of troubling issues. 

Emmanuel Asuquo

IOSCO urges regulators to tackle gamification and scammers

Global standard-setter IOSCO is warning financial regulators to tackle the gamification of stock markets and the growing number of scammers as retail trading surges.

Rachelle Rijk

EU’s green securitisation market needs a boost – but at what cost?

The EU is done with Russian gas. As it declares ambitious targets to wean itself off Russia and embrace cleaner energy, the EU’s banking regulator has published recommendations to boost the EU’s flagging sustainable securitisation market as part of efforts to make member states’ economies more sustainable.

David Finz

Banks urged to focus on operational resilience during Russia-Ukraine war

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has implications for banks’ operational risk as they beef up their cyber security defences and stress-testing capabilities amid uncertain times. 

Laurie Brignac

Industry reservations over EU money market fund proposals

A flood of redemption requests from money market fund investors during the Covid-19 pandemic forced EU regulators to rethink the rules, but the latest proposals are seen by some in the industry as overkill.

Marc Naidoo

Climate change holds capital requirement implications for EU banks

The EU’s leading 150 banks must publish their contribution to the bloc’s climate goals from 2024, but they will find the requirements challenging given the granularity of detail that is mandated in the reporting.

Kay Swinburne

UK’s post-Brexit financial reforms criticised for lacking ambition

The UK’s rewrite of its post-Brexit financial services rulebook to boost the City of London’s status is too shy, industry sources claim as they keenly await the UK Treasury’s imminent update to the wholesale markets review consultation. 

Martin Gruenberg

FDIC resignation raises fears of US agencies becoming politicised

A recent coup at the US regulator charged with preventing another too-big-to-fail banking disaster spells a new low for regulatory dialogue. 

Matthias Graulich

Industry concerned about CPMI-IOSCO CCP models and protocols

Global standard setters CPMI and IOSCO want clearing houses to beef up client clearing services and porting practices, but market experts warn of impossible hurdles. 

Matt Smith

European Commission doubles down on consolidated tape to support CMU

The European Commission is pushing for a consolidated tape as a cornerstone of the EU’s single market for capital. Industry sources say it is long overdue and will require close attention to detail.