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Wall Street Faces New U.S. Scrutiny of Derivatives Tactic  

July 31, 2014

Wall Street banks face heightened scrutiny from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over their latest tactic to escape U.S. trading rules for overseas derivatives.


ESMA consults on counterparty risk calculation methods for UCITS subject to central clearing  

July 29, 2014

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the calculation of counterparty risk by UCITS which enter into OTC derivative transactions that need to be centrally cleared under EMIR.


Australian officials prepare trade reporting rules for OTC derivatives  

July 29, 2014

As ASIC follows the American and European lead in reformation of trade reporting for OTC derivatives, the regulatory authority seeks comment from the industry prior to implementation of proposed rulings.


'Risk-free' rating raises questions for Indian bank capital  

July 28, 2014

A landmark capital raising from India's state-owned banking sector has reignited a debate over the application of Basel III standards in the country's local financial market.


Initial Margin: When Does More Turn Out to Be Less?  

July 25, 2014

Changing margin regulations are set to affect the OTC derivative market, including initial margin risk models for non-cleared OTCs.


Is High Yield Worth the Risk?  

July 25, 2014

We’ve been hearing that question more often since Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised concerns about overheating in the high-yield bond market last week.


FCA warns consumers over corporate bond risks  

July 25, 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined risks to consumers over corporate bonds, including potential Liquidity risks.


The Volcker Rule: Assessing Dodd-Frank 4 Years Later  

July 24, 2014

When the market crashed in September of 2008, many people believed it was the result of unchecked financial institutions that needed far more government oversight than they were actually getting.


EU executive proposes nine-month delay to bank buffer plan  

July 24, 2014

European Union rules forcing banks to hold a buffer of cash and top quality debt to withstand market shocks will be delayed by nine months, the bloc's executive body has proposed.


Barney Frank dismisses Elizabeth Warren's favorite idea  

July 24, 2014

Appearing Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee he used to head, former Rep. Barney Frank, the architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, dismissed the idea of reinstating Glass-Steagall, the Depression-era law that split investment banks from commercial banks that Warren has advocated reinstating.

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