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EU banks get extra year to meet some rules  

July 31, 2012

(Reuters) - The European Banking Authority (EBA) has delayed by a year its stricter reporting rules for Europe's banks, one of the core reforms to come out of the financial crisis.

 

Courts Filling in Gray Areas of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rule  

July 31, 2012

Federal courts are providing the first glimpses into how they intend to interpret the scope of the Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower provisions, and so far, their decisions have cut both ways.

 

Dodd-Frank sticks fork in small banks  

July 31, 2012

The eagle flies on Friday, according to T-Bone Walker in “Stormy Monday,” by which the bluesman meant it was payday.

 

Credit Swaps in U.S. Rise for Second Day as Central Banks Meet  

July 31, 2012

A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk rose for a second day as investors await central bank monetary-policy decisions and U.S. consumer spending stalls.

 

Big Banks Are Getting Tough With Hedge-Fund Clients  

July 30, 2012

Major banks face growing pressure to extract more money from, or even sever ties with, unprofitable hedge-fund clients as they cut costs in the face of tough trading conditions and try to refocus on the biggest managers.

 

Quantifying “convertibility risk”  

July 30, 2012

We thought Mario Draghi’s reference to "convertibility risk" in eurozone bonds — which might “come within our remit” — was pretty big news last week.

 

Collateral management reform could herald benefits for risk managers  

July 30, 2012

LONDON/NEW YORK, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Risk managers could benefit from the financial services industry’s revamp of collateral management services in preparation for the new regulatory requirements that will drive demand for high-quality collateral.

 

Fed Approves Final Risk Standards for Financial Market Utilities  

July 30, 2012

The Federal Reserve approved a final rule setting risk management standards for transaction processing systems including central counterparties, payments systems and central securities depositories.

 

Unhappy birthday to you  

July 28, 2012

CALL the State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, and the person answering says the bank is happy to help at any of its three (count’em) locations. Ask for the chief executive, Jim Purcell, and there is a brief pause to check where, among the 40 employees, he might be.

 

Dodd-Frank Rule Makers Spent More Time With Big Banks, Less With Reform Orgs  

July 27, 2012
Regulators implementing Dodd-Frank met with big banks nearly 1,300 times in the past two years, but held only 242 meetings with reform-oriented organizations, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation.
 
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