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Basel III, Resolution, Bail-In, Bailout, Ring-Fencing, And Banking Union: What Does The Future Hold For Banks And Their Investors?  

February 26, 2013
One could be tempted to feel sorry for banks, especially European banks. The lack of clarity in regulation has never been worse, and some of the most invasive regulation is still to come. Yet banks soldier on, trying to defend their old way

Dodd-Frank Pay Provision Is a Net Zero  

February 26, 2013
The law aims to make companies disclose their “pay ratio,” which compares CEO compensation to the employee median. It’s supposed to protect shareholders, but it’s bogus. The mixed bag that is the Dodd-Frank Act has many provisions that are

Hensarling Resumes Attack on Dodd-Frank, CFPB  

February 26, 2013
House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling continued criticism of the Dodd-Frank law and the CFPB during remarks at a credit union conference on Tuesday. Full Article: American Banker

Banks stay stressed till 2015 but can meet Basel-III norms: S&P  

February 26, 2013
Mumbai: Global ratings major Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Monday said the asset situation of Indian banks will continue to be under stress next fiscal and the scenario will improve only by 2015, as economy starts to look up. "The

Banks fear EU rules will hit firms’ hedging  

February 25, 2013
Foreign banks will be put at a huge competitive disadvantage when trying to sell hedging products to EU firms, banking groups have warned, if damaging incoming rules are not amended quickly. Under the CRD4 directive plans, banks must hold

Former AIG CEO: Dodd-Frank Regulations 'Shoot First, Aim Later'  

February 25, 2013
Former American International Group (AIG) chairman and CEO Hank Greenberg lambasted the Dodd-Frank financial reform package at a Thursday press conference. “Congress passed Dodd-Frank before all the committees had a report on what went

Societe Generale planning CVA securitisation - sources  

February 25, 2013
London, Feb 22 (IFR) - Societe Generale is close to securitising a portfolio of derivatives counterparty risk in order to relieve some of the punitive capital treatment these exposures attract under Basel III, sources with knowledge of the

Risk disclosures for Basel 3 ordered  

February 25, 2013
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has listed the risk disclosure requirements for capital instruments issued to comply with Basel III. The Monetary Board, in its Jan. 25 meeting, identified the risk disclosure requirements that banks and

RPT-Russia offers banks help en route to Basel III  

February 25, 2013
London, Feb 22 (IFR) - Russia's justice ministry will shortly register new Basel III guidelines governing the country's banks, making the issuance of new-style Tier 2 debt less expensive than previously thought, said bankers familiar with the
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CME Derivatives That Skirt Dodd-Frank Attracting Review by CFTC  

February 20, 2013
CME Group Inc.’s decision to allow users of its interest-rate swap future contracts to avoid tougher oversight is drawing scrutiny from its U.S. regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The contracts, which begin as futures and
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