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  • Momentum grows for EU covered bond regime

    03 December 2013

    Industry support for an EU-wide covered bonds framework has grown over the past 12 months, with investors and issuers agreeing that harmonisation would help safeguard the asset class’s preferential regulatory treatment

  • SME covered bonds’ dubious future

    03 December 2013

    Covered bonds backed by loans to small and medium-sized enterprises will remain a niche product of established issuers from mature markets

  • The covered bond issuers set to adopt pass-through

    03 December 2013

    Conditional pass-through and soft bullet structures will come to the fore in next year’s European covered bond market, as issuers look at new ways to deal with short-term liquidity gaps

  • The futurisation of swaps: what’s expected

    15 November 2013

    New rules under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act have increased the regulatory burdens on swaps, leading some in the market to re-examine how the instrument is used

  • Lord Mandelson: why SMEs won’t drive EU growth

    30 September 2013

    One of Europe’s senior political figures has said that small and medium-sized enterprises will not provide the region with the major funding required to return it to growth

  • Esma calls for increased focus on consumer protection

    25 September 2013

    Six years after the financial crisis, one of Europe’s top regulators has called for consumer protection measures to be moved up the reform agenda

  • Update: The path forward for EU-US derivatives regulation

    18 September 2013

    With registration deadline for platforms meeting the SEF definition is now just a matter of weeks away. This article updates an earlier article on cross-border swaps regulation for would-be SEF registrants