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17 Sep
2015

Battle of the bonuses

  • 17th September 2015
  • Liam Gurnick

JWG analysis. On 7 September, the EU published a statistic showing that, according to the EBA, the percentage of high income earners that have a material impact on an institution’s risk profile has increased from 53.68% to 59.00%.  They stated, though, that this trend is likely to change in the future following the adoption of Read More

04 Aug
2015

Fines and prosecutions: getting more personal?

JWG analysis. It’s only Tuesday and already this week we’ve had some big headlines in the financial services world.  On the other side of the Atlantic, Banamex USA was fined by federal and state banking regulators for failure to implement adequate safeguards against money laundering transactions.  Perhaps even more significant news is the recent conviction Read More

27 Sep
2013

One footnote to rule them all: Close reading of the CFTC’s SEF rules reveal a controversial requirement

If you thought the debate on swaps reform in the United States was settled, you were wrong. A new row has emerged between the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), international regulators, and firms as the definition of who is a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) has been greatly expanded under a controversial footnote in the Read More