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  • EC, Parliament keen to act on HQS

    16 Apr 2015

    Securitisation’s inclusion as a priority in the Capital Markets Union green paper is the strongest sign yet that the asset class may receive regulatory relief

  • Hong Kong's competition crack down

    16 Apr 2015

    Jones Day's Sébastien Evrard and Robert Thomson analyse the HKCC's revised draft guidelines and the new regulator's role in the market

  • When foreign banks face US investigations

    16 Apr 2015

    You are a small to mid-size bank and you have learned you are the target of a probe by US regulators. Baker & McKenzie's Marnin Michaels, George Clarke and Doug Tween explain what should you do

  • CVM addresses market needs

    08 Apr 2015

    Brazil’s regulators are looking to overcome a market slump and increasing regional competition by simplifying rules and streamlining the listing processes

  • Chinese deposit insurance to prompt fintech innovation

    02 Apr 2015

    The introduction by China of a deposit insurance scheme is a first step towards liberalising interest rates and allowing bank resolution. It could also spark the evolution of financial technology

  • Why regulators must adapt to fintech

    02 Apr 2015

    Regulators globally must build relationships with financial technology companies to monitor new market risks

  • SEC ramps up JOBS Act implementation

    01 Apr 2015

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up efforts to complete all the rule making tied to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

  • Asean streamlined listings framework explained

    31 Mar 2015

    The Asean Capital Markets Forum’s streamlined review framework to promote listings has been welcomed. But more details around fungibility and takeover codes are needed

  • Why US regulatory consolidation is not a silver bullet

    30 Mar 2015

    Paul Volcker’s proposal to limit regulatory infighting by consolidating the country’s regulators could lower transparency and flexibility

  • Indian counsel reveal Bankruptcy Code wishlist

    25 Mar 2015

    The market has outlined what it wants to see in the final rules of the country's mooted bankruptcy regime

  • How to improve Asia primary markets

    19 Mar 2015

    Asia’s debt markets are deepening, and banks are hoping to capitalise on that growth. Panellists at a recent ICMA event warned against competing for deals based on regulatory laxity

  • FCA threatens binding rules over structured products

    17 Mar 2015

    The regulator's review of structured product governance has criticised the ways in which the instruments are developed and sold. But blame may not lie squarely with the industry

  • HKEx to form risk committee

    05 Mar 2015

    The exchange's new risk committee is intended to better assess risks from its growing business lines, following concerns about financial market infrastructure resolution

  • SFC winding up order highlights enforcement powers

    05 Mar 2015

    The regulator's obtaining of an unprecedented court order to wind up China Metal Recycling is its most severe enforcement action yet

  • How India’s budget boosts Reits

    04 Mar 2015

    Saturday’s budget speech included much-needed tax clarity for Indian real estate investment trusts and infrastructure trusts. It’s hoped the move will spur listings

  • US Chamber of Commerce calls for SEC reform

    04 Mar 2015

    The US Chamber of Commerce is renewing its call for reforming the regulator, focusing on funding, enforcement and the need for a deputy chair

  • How bail-in was born

    02 Mar 2015

    Credit Suisse's Wilson Ervin explains how his Lehman weekend experience in 2008 led to him creating bail-in

  • Internal models face increased regulatory scrutiny

    02 Mar 2015

    Banks may be forced to rethink their internal models for valuing complex assets as regulators seek greater comparability across products


 


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