Latest articles from Farah Khalique

Colleen Baker

FSB sees potential problems with rules on clearing OTC derivatives

In a recent report, the FSB found a number of issues with reforms designed to make the over-the-counter derivatives market safer. Market participants also have gripes with the regime

Ben Pott

Risk concentration raises questions about CCP safety

An incident involving a single trader in Norway making a big loss and a consultation from the Financial Stability Board has once again raised questions over whether central clearing houses could after all pose a potential risk to the financial system

Constance Usherwood

FSB draws mixed responses over infrastructure finance findings

Market participants and industry associations have given mixed reactions to the FSB’s findings on the impact of regulation on infrastructure finance. By Farah Khalique.

Andrew Bailey

Industry scrambles for solutions to make new interest rate benchmarks work

The determination of regulators to ditch the use of the Ibor interest rate benchmarks and swap them for new ones is increasing concern among some market participants that the replacements will not be up to the job. By Farah Khalique.

Kevin Taylor

The post-Ibor era continues to evolve

The replacement of Libor et al is a slow, tedious process but the emergence of new financial instruments linked to Sonia offer a glimmer of a Libor-free future. By Farah Khalique.

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Risk-sharing: the EU headache that won't go away

Risk reduction is high on the banking agenda within the EU, but despite ministers agreeing on a package of reforms, a lack of trust is hindering much-needed progress on risk sharing. By 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