Latest articles from Philip Alexander

Warning on shadow bank overregulation

Outgoing Banque de France governor Christian Noyer has said uniformity between bank and shadow bank rules could have adverse unintended consequences.

Resolution stays hit obstacles

Buy-side firms remain reluctant to adhere to a protocol that would stay their right to terminate derivative trades with a bank that enters resolution.

FX conduct code progresses

The Bank for International Settlements foreign exchange working group intends to look beyond drafting a single global code of conduct, to find ways of ensuring participants adhere to the code.

Growing focus on environment risk

Mark Carney has called on regulators and the industry to try to factor in the long-term financial stability implications of climate change, and the Financial Stability Board is examining the prospects for better disclosure and stress testing.

EIOPA moves forward on infrastructure

Proposed rules would cut risk charges for insurers to hold infrastructure assets, but require stringent qualifying criteria and stress testing.

Constant asset value funds still prevalent

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions says four of the five largest jurisdictions for money market funds have declined to follow its recommendation to move to variable net asset values.

Stephane Boivin

New CVA framework still leaves accounting gaps

Bankers welcome Basel Committee’s inclusion of market hedges in new CVA capital charges, but harbour technical and timing concerns.

Leonie Schreve

Environmental risk pushes onto financial stability agenda

The G20 and UN are keen to find a way to incorporate sustainability issues into financial regulation.

Lars Overby

EU sets out capital plan for qualifying securitisations

European Banking Authority proposals offer hope, but US fears unlevel playing field.

Finney, C

Infrastructure revisions touch wider Solvency II debate

Proposals from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority go to the heart of whether the matching adjustment concept goes far enough.