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EU to Delay Swaps Capital Rule Amid U.S. Clearing Talks  

April 27, 2015

A committee of officials from EU finance ministries and regulators on Friday backed a delay in the start date of the rules beyond the current deadline of mid-June, a European Commission spokeswoman said.

 

Swiss expect deal with EU over clearing house  

April 27, 2015

Without EU agreement that Swiss financial rules are equally strict as the bloc's own standards, customers using the London Stock Exchange and other platforms across Europe could face higher costs.

 

Swaptions clearing raises CCP risk fears  

April 24, 2015

Clearing houses may be increasing risk for their members by adding products that some market participants believe are best suited to the bilateral environment.

 

Europe’s CSDs are facing a regulatory squeeze warns Nasdaq  

April 23, 2015

Basel III requires banks to set aside more collateral, among other measures. T2S is the European Central Bank project to harmonise settlement across Europe. CSDR aims to harmonise settlement cycles and provide common rules for CSDs across Europe.

 

Implementation of CVA and DVA can help manage credit risk  

April 23, 2015

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are changing banking regulations to encourage corporates to apply Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) and Debt Valuation Adjustment (DVA) to their operations in order to focus on incorporating credit risk in financial instrument valuations.

 

Swaps leaders fear aggregated rule impact  

April 23, 2015

“Although we’re coming towards the end of the rule enactment process, we’re only 50% through implementation and we won’t be through with the changes until 2020,” said Jonathan Hunter, global head of fixed income and currencies at RBC.

 

Basel watchdog curbs bank capital discretion for supervisors  

April 22, 2015

Regulators have found wide variations in the amount of capital banks hold against a similar set of loans, denting investor confidence in published capital ratios and hit valuations in the sector.

 

EU eyes more delay in clearing house decision  

April 22, 2015

If approved it would be the third consecutive six-month grace period for European banks exempting them from an EU requirement to hold more capital when trading derivatives at unapproved foreign exchanges.

 

How Volcker Would Overhaul Wall Street Watchdogs  

April 21, 2015

Making the financial services industry uncomfortable has never been a problem for former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker, however. On Monday, Volcker called for a complete overhaul of the financial regulatory system.

 

Regulatory Relief for Banks That Rarely Fail  

April 20, 2015

So it’s no surprise that recent proposals for regulatory reform in the financial industry have overwhelmingly been the work of big banks or their supporters. The bankers want to return to the days when they could roll the dice, pocket their winnings and rely on the taxpayer if something went wrong.

 
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