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Sweden to impose Basel III early  

November 27, 2011
Sweden’s biggest banks will have to comply with rules to make the global financial system safer six years ahead of schedule, after the Scandinavian country became the second in the European Union in the past week to introduce the standards early.

Wall Street has reasons not to rush into banks  

November 18, 2011
Nothing unnerves Wall Street more at the moment than trying to quantify what exposure US banks may have to indebted countries and fellow financials in the eurozone. But, beyond an escalation of Europe’s debt crisis engulfing the global financial system, there are other sound reasons why US financials are struggling as they face a more tightly regulated and less profitable future.

U.S. Regulators Clarify Bank Asset Size Rules Under Dodd-Frank  

November 17, 2011
Five U.S. banking regulators will use quarterly filings, known as “call reports,” to measure whether banks, thrifts and credit unions have assets of more than $10 billion, a key threshold under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-regulatory overhaul.

Global enforcers set to oversee bank rules  

November 16, 2011
Teams of global regulators will fan out across the world from next year to ensure that new tougher capital and liquidity standards are enforced correctly, the chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said on Wednesday.

Reform Adds More Twists to a Convoluted Derivatives World  

November 16, 2011
When the architects of the Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul flinched from the most effective solution — breaking up the banks so that none would be too big to drag down the financial system — they forced regulators of the derivatives market into a cumbersome and potentially dangerous workaround.

Staying ahead of the Basel curve  

November 16, 2011

The Australian banks aren’t stupid. In a broadly accepting acknowledgment of the release of a discussion paper on the implementation of the Basel III liquidity reforms by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority today, the Australian Bankers’ Association inserted a significant proviso.


Quantifi Provides New FX Coverage and Support for Latest OTC Market Initiatives with Release of QX.1  

November 15, 2011
New foreign exchange coverage and expanded coverage for interest rate products • Supports the latest Basel III, EMIR and Dodd-Frank regulatory initiatives • Delivers risk reporting, data management and extendibility enhancements London and New York, -- Quantifi, a leading provider of analytics, trading and risk management solutions to the global OTC markets, today announced the latest version release of its pricing and risk analysis software.

Counterparty Credit Risk Management in the US Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Markets, Part II  

November 14, 2011
This past August, ISDA published a short paper “Counterparty Credit Risk Management in the US Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Markets.” The paper examined the losses incurred in the US banking system due to counterparty defaults on OTC derivatives.

The complexity of a simple concept  

November 14, 2011
Collateralised products have proliferated as investors seek to safeguard their assets. But the paradox lies in their varying levels of complexity and risk, so the need for caution is paramount.

A Timely Revolution In Credit Value Adjustment  

November 12, 2011
The new regulatory environment demands that credit value adjustment be both marked to market and actively hedged. Fortunately, powerful analytics tools have emerged to meet the need for fast, accurate and flexible exposure measurement and management.
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