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Damien Burke

Stress testing to evolve to keep pace with changing risks

Stress testing regimes have come a long way since the 2007-9 global financial crisis, however, they are still evolving with regulators on both sides of the Atlantic signalling potential changes

Lisa Andersson

Are onsite regulators the best way to drive behavioural change within banks?

There is a great deal of debate about how to facilitate behavioural change within banks. One way could be to have regulators on site, as ASIC is planning to do in Australia following a spate of banking scandals. But is it the right approach? By Lisa Andersson, head of research at Aktis.

Charlie Browne

The lessons of Lehman live on in data lineage

One of the great lessons of the collapse of Lehman Brothers was the lack of data surrounding its operations and relationships with counter-parties. Since then there has been an intense focus on data quality with considerable progress made. By Charlie Browne, head of market data and risk at GoldenSource.

David Nowell

Issues remain one year on from MiFIR transaction reporting going live

Getting ready for MiFIR transaction reporting was a truly Herculean task, but for the most part the industry succeeded. However, there are still numerous issues that need tackling, and regulators are becoming impatient. By David Nowell, senior regulatory reporting specialist at Kaizen Reporting.

Tenette Abanilla

Emerging market firms getting drawn into the net of Western regulations

Regulatory tomes such as MiFID are predominantly for EU-located firms, but such is their growing extra-territorial reach, particularly for non-EU firms wishing to trade with EU entities, that emerging market players are being forced to comply with many aspects of these frameworks at considerable cost. By Tenette Abanilla, director and chief operating officer at Dinosaur Merchant Bank.

Ashley Alder

Brexit could set tone for cross-border regulatory arrangements

Any EU/UK deal on financial services could significantly influence how other jurisdictions recognise third country financial services providers. By Justin Pugsley.

Piers Haben

Europe forced to rethink conduct regimes following Danske Bank scandal

A spate of money laundering scandals is forcing EU regulators to rethink the way they regulate and monitor financial institutions’ activities around ‘dirty’ money

Dubai accepts seven fintechs to apply for innovation testing licence

The DFSA has given seven fintech firms the go ahead to apply for an innovation testing licence in Dubai to further develop their solutions.

Hundreds of firms at risk of non-compliance over CSDR requirements

A regulatory consultancy has found that most firms conducting internalised securities transactions covered by CSDR are unaware that its reporting requirements apply to them.

PBoC cuts bank reserve ratio by 1%

PBoC cuts reserve requirements by 1% for banks to help sustain domestic economy and to ensure sufficient liquidity for the Chinese New Year celebrations.