Predictions 2017

Author: Tom Young, Lizzie Meager, Brian Yap, Edward Price, Amélie Labbé | Published: 15 Dec 2016

The market is trying to make sense of what will happen in the global business and financial community in 2017, not least because 2016 has thrown up so many surprises. Will the new year continue on the same path, with its own Brexit and Trump-sized events, or will it come with a clean slate? The IFLR team has identified some key trends for the coming year


D is for deregulation

The regulatory dance

For the longest time, shadow banks have been frenetically looking over their shoulders. The sector's outside the regulatory umbrella, and global policymakers and regulators have long harped on about its concentration of risk; the US advocate on the subject being governor Daniel Tarullo. Prior to the US presidential election in November, therefore, many suspected 2017 would finally be the year of regulatory reckoning for shadow banks. No longer.

"My own view is that there is the...



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