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14 Feb
2017

Panel: the challenge of funding RegTech – the COO/CIO viewpoint

  • 14th February 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

One of the costliest and most troublesome activities that financial institutions face is complying with regulations. With information technology having already revolutionised consumer financial products, business models, applications, processes and services otherwise known as “FinTech,” it is less well known that information technology could also be used to help financial institutions meet the growing regulatory Read More

09 Feb
2017

Technology and the ascent to compliance

The rise of [insert-abbreviation-here]Tech companies signifies a pragmatic shift of business consciousness toward solutions that make use of advances in modern technology. In the banking sector, the magnitude and complexity of firms has immobilised the possibility for innovation. FinTech solutions attempt to combat this issue by producing new and intuitive services for banks and the Read More

13 Jan
2017
Basel III Implementation, European Commission, Risk reform, CRR II

European Commission – Reframing risk regulation

On 23 November 2016, the European Commission published its proposal for a comprehensive reform package aimed at continuing risk reduction and to further strengthen resilience across the European banking system.  Included within these proposals are amendments to the current capital requirements (CRR/CRD) and resolution framework (BRRD/SRM). The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD IV, Read More

29 Sep
2016

Brexit: is equivalence the answer?

  • 29th September 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

On Wednesday 14 September, the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee heard evidence from Mr. Simon Gleeson, Partner at Clifford Chance, and Mr. Peter Snowdon, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, for its Brexit Inquiry into financial services. Over the course of an hour, the discussion focused on how UK firms might hope to invoke rights of ‘equivalence’ Read More

15 Sep
2016

Increases in capital requirements under Basel III is posing a challenge for Indian banks

Fitch Ratings, one of the largest three credit rating agencies, released a report on 11 September 2016 on how the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) increase in capital requirements under Basel III is likely to put nearly half of Indian banks in danger of breaching capital triggers. They emphasised that government owned banks are the Read More

31 Aug
2016

Banks still pose the risk of being “too big to fail”

  • 31st August 2016
  • Darshna Pindoriya

On 18 August 2016, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published two final guidance papers for authorities and firms as part of the agenda to end the “too big to fail” risk. Some progress is being made, and the FSB has said that “banks have begun to develop issuance strategies to meet new total loss-absorbing capacity Read More

24 Aug
2016

What you need to know about the new Benchmark Regulation

  • 24th August 2016
  • Kara Paslawska

Benchmarks and indices are vital tools for assessing the underlying price of financial instruments and contracts as well as for measuring the performance of investment funds.  Despite this, recent LIBOR and EURIBOR scandals have exposed how vulnerable to manipulation these instruments are.  In the light of these events, the European Commission produced a benchmark regulation, which Read More

22 Aug
2016

Volcker delay – big Wall Street banks ask for 5 more years

Several large Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and J.P. Morgan, have requested five more years to comply with the Volcker rule, in order to sell their holdings which will become more difficult to sell as the summer deadline moves closer.  If their request is accepted, it will give them until 2022 to Read More

18 Aug
2016

Concerns are raised over the cost of the Basel reforms

  • 18th August 2016
  • Darshna Pindoriya

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), a banking lobby, has warned regulators that new rules must be closely examined to assess their impact on the global financial markets. This comes as a result of the proposed changes to capital requirements that the Basel Committee is currently implementing. These changes to capital requirements could have a Read More