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Do Strong Bank Credit Results Suggest Trouble Ahead?  

October 27, 2015

The late Yogi Berra once famously said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The expression is apt for today’s financial sector.


Freddie Mac offloads $500 million in credit risk to insurers  

October 27, 2015

Freddie Mac announced Monday that it obtained its largest insurance policy to date designed to cover much of the remaining credit risk associated with one of its Structured Agency Credit Risk transactions from earlier this year.


MiFID II impact on investment research rules a key worry  

October 27, 2015

MiFID II will have significant and wide-ranging implications for the strategy, operations, conduct, and governance of a wide range of firms in Europe, even ahead of its implementation on 3 January 2017, according to Deloitte


Banking Regulators Adopt End-User Exemption for Swap Margin Requirements  

October 26, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved a final rule to establish margin requirements for swaps that are not cleared through a clearinghouse.


EU finance package MIFID II to change global business  

October 26, 2015

When the upcoming EU's Markets in Financial Services II directive gets implemented, it will impact not only the bloc, but also countries like Turkey


Risk-on carry trade back in global financial markets  

October 26, 2015

The old risk-on carry trade is back on in the global financial markets, long financial assets and short Euro and yen to fund that exposure.


Bank regulators see mood shift as rule-making phase nears end  

October 23, 2015
Huw Jones and Steve Slater, Reuters Global banking regulators are not looking for the banking sector to raise yet more capital as political support for additional rules wanes and the regulatory juggernaut slips down a gear, top officials said

Understanding The Liquidity Coverage Ratio  

October 23, 2015

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2007-09, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recommended bank regulators adopt a new short-term liquidity requirement, the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), to promote greater liquidity resilience.


Killing Off Community Banks: Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank?  

October 23, 2015

At over 2,300 pages, the Dodd Frank Act is the longest and most complicated bill ever passed by the US legislature. It was supposed to end “too big to fail” and “bailouts,” and to “promote financial stability."


Fannie Mae Prices First Credit Risk Sharing Transaction Under Actual Loss Framework  

October 23, 2015

Fannie Mae announced on Wednesday the pricing of the latest risk sharing transaction under the Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) Series at $1.45 billion. The latest transaction is Fannie Mae’s ninth under the CAS Series and first CAS transaction structured for an actual loss framework.

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