IFLR’s most-read stories of April 2019

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 3 May 2019
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1.      Banks still scared of cannabis businesses

Bills heading for Congress could make the budding North American sector bankable for the first time – but it might not be enough to get the biggest lenders comfortable with the risks

2.      Fintech: banks still struggle with culture and legacy systems

Distributed ledger technology and AI offer the biggest opportunities for traditional financial institutions, according to in-house sources at banks and asset managers

3.      The Consolidated Audit Trail explained

This free-to-read primer looks at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ambitious central data repository and the problems it’s faced since inception

4.      China survey: Opening the gate

After decades of domestic growth, the PRC is gradually letting the international community in – but contradictory policies make it a difficult market to tackle

5.      Cfius makes bold move into enforcement with mitigation fine

The regulator has fined an unnamed company for repeatedly breaching a negotiated agreement for the first time in its history, showing a significant change in approach

6.      Mifid II’s US impact remains uncertain

While the EU regulation has had a clear and sweeping influence on activity in Europe, the extent to which it has affected the US divides the industry

7.      Inside Singapore’s first catastrophe bond

The first-of-its-kind deal makes use of a special purpose reinsurance-linked securities grant scheme

8.      Fed’s regulatory alignment is logical but complicated

Its proposed rule changes look to tailor regulations for non-US banks and bring them in line with those imposed on their domestic counterparts

9.      Chapter 11: how it works

This free-to-read primer takes a closer look at the US bankruptcy code, Chapter 11 proceedings: how it works, why it matters, and recent developments

10.  Are masala bonds destined to be a fad of the past?

Offshore currency debt was once one of Indian capital markets’ hottest trends. Bankers and DCM lawyers shed light on why they seem to have lost their appeal