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Financial Regulation

Basel’s Trading-Book Review Takes Wrong Turn on Risk Transfer, Standard Model

January 21, 2015

Adam Litke, head of riskstrategy at Bloomberg LP,says the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s December 2014 proposal on its fundamental review of the trading book veers off in the wrong direction when it comes to internal risk transfer and the revised standard model. He says that while he had high hopes for this proposal when the second consultative document

Volcker Concerns on Everyone’s Agenda This Week

January 16, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR This week Volcker Rule delays were the subject of legislation in the U.S. House, as well as a topic of discussions between European Union and U.S. regulators. On Jan. 14, the U.S. House approved legislation to delay parts of the rule that bars banks from making

New Year, Old Threats: Regulators Target Cyber-Risks

January 9, 2015

BY MELISSA KARSH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR Regulators globally are on the attack this year, focusing on the threat to financial institutions and markets posed by cyber-attacks — one of the top headline makers of 2014 with some of the biggest banks and retailers falling victim to hacking and cybersecurity breaches. Bloomberg Brief: Financial

CFTC, SEC Are Most Active Agencies on Dodd-Frank Rules at the End of 2014

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission have each issued 85 final Dodd-Frank rules since the law’s 2010 enactment through Dec. 17, 2014, the highest number among the 10 regulatory agencies writing rules required under the law, according to Bloomberg Government data. The CFTC has issued the most proposed rules among the 10 agencies with 95,

Post-Crisis Rules Seen Increasing Market Dangers

December 12, 2014

BY ADAM LITKE, HEAD OF RISK STRATEGY AT BLOOMBERG LP Regulators have boxed themselves into a corner, with the very rules that have made the banking system safer apparently increasing dangers in the markets. Consider a recent Bank for International Settlements report on market making and proprietary trading. The authors of the report, who are

U.S. Regulators Looking to Tailor Banking Rules

December 5, 2014

U.S. regulators in recent speeches have shone a spotlight on the idea of tailoring or tiering U.S. banking regulations for small and community banks. This week, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard in a speech said the Fed is working on such a plan, and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry

AIFMD Increasing Attractiveness of European Fund Domiciles

December 1, 2014

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, effective since July 2013, has fueled growth in European fund domiciles with the number of alternative investment funds in Europe rising by 10 percent since 2010, according to a report published by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, or ALFI: The report,

Disclosures, Offering Fraud Top SEC Whistleblower Issues

November 21, 2014

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Euro Banks Would Take Biggest Hit on Accounting Rules

November 14, 2014

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Banks Set Aside $2.4 Bln for FX Probes as U.K. Fines Near

November 7, 2014

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