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Regional Banks Push Back Against Swaps ‘Push-Out’ Rule  

October 31, 2014

Regional banks are quietly joining the fight against one of the most hated Dodd-Frank provisions on Wall Street. The target is the so-called swaps push-out provision, which requires banks to spin off certain derivatives trading activities into units that don’t enjoy access to the government safety net.


U.K. Banks Bracing for Tougher Leverage Ratio Than Europe  

October 30, 2014

U.K. banks are bracing themselves for tougher debt-financing limits than their European competitors as executives warn that higher leverage ratios will lead to more expensive loans for homeowners.


Future of Dodd-Frank uncertain if Republicans win  

October 27, 2014

One of the pieces of Dodd-Frank law that Republicans have criticized is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, having blocked the confirmation of its director. Eventually, after a rules change in the Senate, Richard Cordray was confirmed to the role.


Bank of England paper says some clearing houses may need more capital  

October 27, 2014

Clearing houses may need bigger capital cushions as more and more trading in financial derivatives comes their way, the Bank of England said in a paper on Friday.


With liquidity on the wane, Volcker and Frank defend their rules  

October 21, 2014

Some hedge fund managers have said higher capital requirements prevented traders ability to cushion declines by buying securities and also blamed the Volcker Rule, which prevents federally-backed banks from speculating on assets like corporate debt.


Global regulators to fast-track bank leverage rule  

October 21, 2014

Global regulators will fast-track work on finalising a key benchmark to measure bank capital even as countries begin applying their own higher ratios, a top regulator said on Monday.


Did Bank Rules Kill Liquidity? Volcker, Frank Respond  

October 21, 2014

Last week’s market gyrations sparked questions about whether bank regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis exacerbated price declines by limiting the ability of Wall Street banks to make markets.


CFTC’s Massad Sees ‘Progress’ On Global Derivatives Rules  

October 20, 2014

European policy makers are far behind their U.S. counterparts in setting up postcrisis regulations for the multitrillion-dollar derivatives industry but Timothy Massad, the top U.S. overseer of swaps, said a coordinated system will ultimately emerge.


New rules to stop clearers becoming 'too big to fail'  

October 20, 2014

Clearing houses that help make trading derivatives safer will have to spell out how they would recover from a crisis without needing taxpayer bailouts, new rules from global regulators said on Wednesday.


Banks Back Swap Contracts That Could Help Unwind Too-Big-to-Fail  

October 20, 2014

Eighteen global banks have agreed to swaps contract changes designed to work with government rules for unwinding failed firms, a step that may help end the view that some financial companies are “too big to fail.”

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