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The Attempt to Regulate Swaps Is Failing  

April 8, 2013

It's hardly surprising to hear that some of the largest derivatives brokerages are looking to set up futures exchanges. A huge portion of the traditional business these brokers did is in the process of migrating out of swaps and into futures.


U.K. Says Bonus Curbs It Fought Threaten Financial Stability  

April 8, 2013

Banker bonus curbs backed by the rest of the European Union imperil efforts to make lenders more resilient in crises, the U.K. said in a new attack following Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s defeated bid to block the measures.


Frank blames Republicans for delays in implementing Dodd-Frank reforms  

April 8, 2013

Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D) took to the pages of the Financial Times on Wednesday to promise that the project of financial reform would soon be finished — and to blame Republicans for the delay.


Volcker Rule may be in for another delay  

April 8, 2013

A top Federal Reserve official on Wednesday said he is “hopeful” that the Volcker Rule will be finished in 2013, which suggests the controversial regulation that seeks to limit speculative trading by big insured banks is being delayed yet again.


CVA calculation proves a tricky business for banks  

April 4, 2013

Calculating CVA capital charges is likely to prove highly complex for banks and will have a significant impact on their P&L.


Australia, Japan drive Asia swaps reforms  

April 4, 2013

Australia and Japan have outlined further changes to regulations governing their OTC derivatives markets in line with global reforms.


Basel III banking regulations are making another crisis more likely  

April 3, 2013

Many will be unaware that Basel rules have increased risk in the banking system by encouraging banks to hold more risky assets, like Greek government bonds and American mortgage-backed securities


Industry Underprepared for OTC Derivatives Trading and Market Regulation  

April 3, 2013

Firms must realize that connectivity to SEFs and the various other OTC derivatives execution venues will be critical -- for both regulatory reasons and for getting ahead of the competition.


U.S. Corporate Credit Swaps Fall; Bonanza Creek Plans Debt Sale  

April 3, 2013

A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk dropped after data showed American manufacturing expanded in March at a smaller rate than the prior period.


Reserves rule 'will hit smaller banks'  

April 3, 2013

International regulations demanding that banks increase their reserves over the next few years could see smaller institutions in the Middle East and across the developing world killed off.

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