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Financial Regulation

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

Fed Stress Tests By The Numbers

March 13, 2015

U.S. Banks Make the Grade With a 90 Percent Pass Rate on 2015 Fed Stress Tests. An analysis of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative and qualitative stress tests featured in the Bloomberg Brief: Financial Regulation newsletter. Click here to see the full article. — Melissa Karsh, Bloomberg Brief Editor, with assistance

U.S. Law Against Insider Trading Sought by Senate Democrats

March 13, 2015

Insider trading is illegal and there should also be a law against it,say U.S. lawmakers looking to make that happen. Legislation introduced Wednesday by Senators Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Bob Menendez of New Jersey would make it illegal to trade on material information a person knows isn’t publicly available. It would clarify

Leveling High-Quality Liquid Assets Under Basel III Proves Difficult for Banks

March 10, 2015

ANALYSIS BY CADY NORTH & MATTHEW DEBRABANT, BLOOMBERG ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS As banks start daily reporting under the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s liquidity coverage ratio, compliance is proving to be more difficult than originally thought, according to Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions’s Cady North and Matthew Debrabant. They say banks must first spend time organizing their market and

March Madness: Fed Says 31 Largest U.S. Banks Could Weather an Economic Storm

March 6, 2015

  The Federal Reserve said all 31 big banks subjected to a stress test have sufficient capital to absorb losses during a sharp and prolonged economic downturn. It’s the first time since the central bank started stress tests in 2009 that no firm fell below any of the main capital thresholds. Click here to read the full article.