News analysis

  • Why disintermediation is Europe's funding future

    28 October 2014

    BBVA's Agustin Martin Calmarza and Aaron Baker explain why ABS is key to Europe’s move towards a more market-focussed system of funding

  • AIFMD confusion for non-EU funds

    22 October 2014

    Non-EU funds cannot rely on reverse solicitation to build their presence in Europe, explained panellists at this week's IBA annual conference in Tokyo

  • Netherlands confirm favourable tax treatment of AT1s

    06 October 2014

    From a tax perspective, the treatment of AT1s is inconsistent across the EU. The Netherlands are among the first member state countries to clarify their position

  • CLOs test limits of ‘high-quality securitisation’

    23 July 2014

    June's CLO dealflow could be further buoyed if the instrument is classified as ‘high quality’ under the recently closed ECB and BoE securitisation consultation

  • LCR and ‘high quality securitisation’ to align?

    23 July 2014

    There is speculation that the EC's delay in approving the liquidity coverage ratio means it will reflect the outcome of the BoE and ECB consultations on securitisation

  • Sanctions’ impact on Russian JVs and M&A

    10 July 2014

    At first glance, restrictions imposed by the EU and US seem somewhat mechanical. But as Linklaters' Dominic Sanders explains, many questions arise when considered in the context of a transaction

  • The ISDAFix scandal: injured investors

    13 June 2014

    Swaps benchmark ISDAFix impacts markets twice the size of Libor. It's problems could have massive ramifications for those implicated and investors, and warrant greater attention

  • Investors want regulators to curb HY bubble

    28 May 2014

    The majority of European credit investors want regulators to help stop the region’s high-yield markets from becoming a bubble, according toFitch Ratings’ survey results released yesterday

  • National regulators’ extensive role under SSM

    19 May 2014

    The European Central Bank and member state regulators have clarified the composition and role of the joint supervisory teams that will supervise the biggest eurozone banks under the incoming single supervisory mechanism

  • Sir David Walker: five steps to good governance

    09 May 2014

    A remuneration policy led by non-executives and which is clearly disclosed in the directors’ remuneration report is one of five key ingredients to good corporate governance, Barclays’ chairman said yesterday

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