Latest articles from 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Whistleblowing is paramount to rooting out financial crime, but the UK lags behind its peers with outdated laws and limited protection for informants.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

Janet Yellen

Will Yellen’s Wells Fargo asset cap set a precedent for punishing governance failures?

One of Janet Yellen’s last actions as chair of the US Federal Reserve was to slap a total asset cap on Wells Fargo following a string of governance failures. But there are questions over whether or not this sets a new precedent for tough sanctions, particularly given the administration’s focus on cutting red tape for banks   

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Basel III: Far East regulators strive to maintain good reputation on implementation

Regulators in the Far East are often ahead of their counterparts in the US and Europe when it comes to implementing Basel standards. Despite some concerns over Basel III and regional variations they are likely to try and maintain their reputation for being good ‘Basel citizens’.

ISE Brass Plaque © Irish Stock Exchange

ETFs: regulators step up fact-finding mission

Regulators are still piecing together the jigsaw of the complex, growing ETF market before announcing any sweeping changes.