Latest articles from Philip Alexander


EU to propose common deposit insurance

The European Commission will propose by year-end a reinsurance facility to provide additional funding to national deposit guarantee schemes in the eurozone if needed.


G20 calls for policy proposals on corporate debt

The Financial Stability Board is tasked with assessing if emerging market dollar debts pose a systemic risk.

Commission urged to hold firm on stable funding ratio

Experts say structural liquidity rules are vital for financial stability, and compliance will not be challenging for the banking sector as a whole.


EMIR review casts wider net for non-financial corporates

European Securities and Markets Authority suggests redefining which companies will have to comply with derivatives clearing and reporting rules.

Angelo Ranaldo

Attention turns to alternative risk-free rates as next step of benchmark reform

While the EU seeks to finalise its regulation of financial benchmarks, the industry and regulators are searching for ways to reduce the risk of overuse.


Focus on bond market liquidity intensifies

Both regulators and market participants seek answers to improve trading conditions.


Financial Stability Board faces battle for consistent TLAC implementation

Differences between EU and US legal systems and regulatory attitudes could dilute commitment to a genuinely global TLAC standard. 

Action plan unveiled for EU capital markets union

EU financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill has added venture capital, covered bonds and the impact of regulation on bond market liquidity to his list of priorities.

About-face in final MiFID rules

The European Securities and Markets Authority has agreed to change the way it assesses the liquidity of bond markets for pre- and post-trade transparency requirements.

Financial Stability Board expands asset management agenda

The global regulatory coordinator is looking to examine liquidity mismatches and leverage in asset management, as well as renew its drive for global convergence on financial reporting standards.