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Qatar $200B World Cup Under Scrutiny as U.S. Probes Banks

May 29, 2015

Qatar’s $200 billion plan for the 2022 World Cup is coming under fresh scrutiny after the U.S. said officials in world soccer’s governing body, FIFA, were indicted for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption charges. As part of the wide ranging probe, the U.S. is also examining banks’conduct, according to prosecutors. Click here to

Alternative Fund Managers in U.S., Guernsey, Caymans Eye U.K. Market

May 15, 2015

U.S. fund managers made up almost half of the 552 applications received in the U.K. in 2014 from non European Union managers looking to market there, according to data compiled by London financial services consultant Bovill Ltd. About 263 U.S.-based managers — the most from any one location outside of the

Securities Regulators Ponder Anti-Fraud Messaging

May 8, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR Securities markets regulators around the world are using different strategies to educate individual investors about investment fraud protections. The regulators are gathering information on different issues around fraud, including types of fraudulent securities offerings or investment schemes in which investors have been victimized, common

VERBATIM: Insurance Hearing

May 1, 2015

  The Senate Banking Committee held two insurance-focused hearings this week — one on Tuesday covering the state of the insurance industry and insurance regulation and the other on Thursday examining insurance capital rules and the process of the Financial Stability Oversight Council in designating insurers as systemically important financial

Global Libor Fines Reach $9B as Deutsche Bank Settles

April 24, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR Deutsche Bank AG‘s record $2.5 billion penalty to end investigations by U.K. and U.S. regulators into its role in manipulating Libor adds to the total global fines paid by around a dozen firms, which have reached about $9 billion, according to reports this week. Deutsche Bank

MiFID II’s Commodity Derivatives Draw Most Scrutiny

April 17, 2015

ANALYSIS BY ROKHSANA SADDIGHZADEH, BLOOMBERG DATA Commodity derivatives were the most scrutinized out of eight subject areas in the European Securities and Markets Authority‘s second round consultation on the European Union’s markets regulation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Commodity derivatives issues, which address position limits and reporting, received 1,781 responses

Risk Models a Top Priority for Insurers, Regulators: EY

April 10, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR As more federal regulation and oversight is expected for insurers, their focus needs to shift in the near term to strengthening risk governance and risk management, according to an EY paper currently in development exclusively seen by Bloomberg Brief. “Regulatory change is going to continue for

Exclusive Interview with Ozgur Kan of Berkeley Research Group

March 27, 2015

By Taylor Riggs Ozgur Kan, managing director at Berkeley Research Group, spoke to Bloomberg’s Taylor Riggs about the implications of this year’s Federal Reserve stress test results and what they say about the future of financial regulation. His comments have been edited and condensed. Click here to read the full interview. This interview was taken

Banks Far From Consensus on Classifying High-Quality Liquid Assets in the EU

March 26, 2015

Analysis by Gregory Van Droogenbroeck, Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions The European Union’s banking industry is having trouble classifying high-quality liquid assets under the Basel III framework, according to Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions’s Gregory Van Droogenbroeck. He says this is largely due to the complexity of the EU rules, which are set to take effect in October. Click here to

U.S., U.K. Policy Issues Front and Center

March 20, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR Policy issues took center stage this week in both the U.S. and the U.K. In the U.K., British banks seemed to be on the losing end of U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s budget, released Wednesday. The budget’s proposed tax increase would cost the industry