News analysis

  • Morgan Stanley: BoE must replace BBA on Libor

    26 July 2012

    Morgan Stanley has called for the Bank of England to replace the BBA in running the Libor settings. But changes need to happen for the move to be effective

  • Libor probe proves banks too big for UK

    24 July 2012

    The Libor probe has confirmed international banks have become too big for the UK, general counsel have warned. But splitting commercial banks from investment banks is the wrong solution

  • Shadow banking rules: AMF MD reveals regulatory agenda

    23 July 2012

    Shadow banking has been preoccupying regulators for months. IFLR asked Edouard Vieillefond, MD of the French regulator's regulatory policy and international affairs division, how the activity should be supervised

  • How to fix Libor

    18 July 2012

    The US Federal Reserve chairman yesterday branded the Libor setting process as structurally flawed. US and UK market players outline the required reforms. But equivalent indices must also change if confidence in the system is to be restored

  • Barclays rate-fixing scandal: Libor alternatives analysed

    10 July 2012

    Barclays' rate-fixing scandal has highlighted widespread inefficiencies within the Libor setting process. IFLR asked readers should Libor be scrapped? Here’s what they said

  • Europe indirect clearing: solutions needed

    05 July 2012

    As Europe’s regulatory framework for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives takes shape, indirect clearing is firming up as a key – and European-centric – debate