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Report: More than half of Dodd-Frank rules still in the works  

January 30, 2013
About 48 percent of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill provisions that require rulemaking action remain unfinished, a new federal report found. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report identified 236 provisions set out in the

The Good Side of Dodd-Frank: How the Law Will Benefit the Banking Industry  

January 30, 2013
Dodd-Frank, the regulatory behemoth signed into law in 2010, is undoubtedly a big burden that banks must bear. Clocking in at 2,300 pages and counting, the legislation can be overwhelming. Many in the industry believe its regulations will hurt

Bank Funding Threatened by Basel III, Solvency II: Prudential CEO  

January 30, 2013
Banks may struggle to raise funds from insurers due to a conflict between Basel III rules for lenders and Solvency II regulation for insurers, Prudential Plc Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam said. "The inconsistencies between Solvency II

Dell Lifts Default Risk on Next Buyout Targets: Credit Markets  

January 28, 2013
Derivatives traders are beginning to speculate that the potential leveraged buyout of computer maker Dell Inc. (DELL) marks the return of credit-busting takeovers as the cost of financing the deals gets ever cheaper. The cost to protect

New SEC Chief Arrives with Gold-Plated Resume, but Much of Dodd-Frank Remains Unimplemented  

January 28, 2013
The appointment of Mary Jo White to head up the Securities and Exchange Commission is an attempt to make a clear and definitive statement. The Obama administration wants investors and savers to believe that it is prioritizing the policing of Wall

Basel III Liquidity Rules Already Making Banking Simpler And Safer  

January 28, 2013
Financial innovation gets kind of a bad rap, and one of my favorite parts of this job is when I get to celebrate it just for being itself. Sometimes this means breathtaking magic like the derivative on its derivatives that Credit Suisse
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Basel III May Change The Way Banks Calculate Risk  

January 28, 2013
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel III) has discovered “material variation” in the methods banks have for calculating risk. As a result, regulators may begin to impose new standards of risk calculation across banks. “The

Energy Swaps Migrating to Futures on Dodd-Frank Rules  

January 28, 2013
More than half of the $18 trillion in notional daily trading of energy swaps has moved to futures exchanges from the over-the-counter market in response to the U.S. regulatory overhaul aimed at increasing transparency following the 2008 financial

GAO Report Critical of Delayed Dodd-Frank Implementation  

January 28, 2013
In a congressional report released Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office said as of December 2012, financial regulators had issued only 48% of final rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, and have missed deadlines for

NSFR implementation uncertain after Basel III compromise on LCR phase-in  

January 25, 2013
The implementation of the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR), a significant part of the Basel III bank liquidity regime, is likely to be delayed and could even be dropped, credit analysts and banking industry sources told dealReporter. The NSFR
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