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  1. July 17, 2014

    Respite for derivatives deals from incoming European rules

    Swaps dealers and banks are set to win a respite from meeting incoming European derivatives rules after regulators admitted...

  2. July 13, 2014

    EU ban on IFA rebates could restrict choice

    Édouard Carmignac, founder and chairman of the eponymous French asset manager, has warned that a planned EU ban on rebates...

  1. July 4, 2014

    Comment: Beware misconceptions over European market data

    The recently agreed European legislation, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), has given a mandate to...

  2. June 17, 2014

    ETF managers push European reform agenda

    BlackRock is leading renewed efforts by participants in the exchange traded funds market to harmonise and improve ETF...

  3. June 15, 2014

    EU regulator: systemic risk is not just about size

    The head of the primary European markets regulator has intervened unexpectedly in the debate over whether asset managers...

  4. June 11, 2014

    IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

    It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

  5. June 3, 2014

    S&P censured for erroneous France downgrade alert

    Standard & Poor’s has been censured by the EU securities watchdog for wrongly announcing in 2011 that France’s credit rating...

  6. May 8, 2014

    Esma proposes moratorium on derivatives deals

    Banks and large swap dealers should be given respite from new European requirements to clear some of their derivatives...

  7. April 20, 2014

    Esma chief warns securities regulators on monitoring risk

    Securities watchdogs have inadequate resources to cope with their new regulatory responsibility for monitoring systemic...

  8. April 14, 2014

    EU clampdown on ‘flash boy’ traders turns technical

    The battle to rein in high-frequency traders in Europe is about to shift to the arcane world of rule writing, as the EU...

  9. February 25, 2014

    Europe reaches deal on fund manager pay

    European policy makers have agreed final rules over pay and sanctions for Europe’s €6.3tn fund management industry, ending...

  10. February 23, 2014

    Political infighting delays benchmark regulation

    Investor groups have raised concerns that regulations aimed at setting tougher standards for benchmarks such as Euribor and...

  11. January 27, 2014

    CME and ICE warn on plan to force open European clearing houses

    The heads of the world’s two largest exchange operators by market value have warned against proposals to force open Europe’s...

  12. January 17, 2014

    Mifid show moves to Paris after breakthrough agreement

    After the euphoria of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) deal in Strasbourg, the march on Paris has...

  13. December 2, 2013

    Rating agencies face fines threat after EU sovereign debt probe

    The top credit rating agencies face the threat of fines after an EU regulator said it had uncovered “deficiencies” in the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2013

    ESMA: 'Get the raters!'

    You might expect an EU-sponsored investigation into the sovereign ratings process as practiced by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch to...

  15. December 1, 2013

    Hedge accounting: more use, some problems

    Serendipity is wonderful. Europe’s securities markets regulator recently took the region’s top banks to task over the wide...

  16. November 24, 2013

    Threat to money funds in Europe

    European politicians have, for the first time, called for the explicit abolition of the continent’s €450bn fixed-value money...

  17. November 18, 2013

    Banks pushed for more bad loans details

    European banks are being pushed to improve disclosures on troubled loans and liquidity in their 2013 accounts as regulators...

  18. November 15, 2013

    A rise of passives, a rise of scrutiny

    Index-based investing is expanding rapidly across global financial markets in a shift that offers big rewards to providers...

  19. November 10, 2013

    BlackRock asks where European ETF rivals are

    BlackRock – the world’s largest exchange traded funds provider – has called for greater competition within the European...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 18, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were mixed, with Japanese shares making large gains while the Kospi and the Hang Seng were slightly...

  21. September 13, 2013

    Europe pushes back OTC derivatives trade reporting deadline

    European regulators have pushed back plans requiring over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives users to report their trades by a...

  22. September 12, 2013

    UK wins backing on clash with EU over short selling rules

    Britain has secured an important legal breakthrough in its campaign to check over-reach from Brussels, as a senior adviser...

  23. September 11, 2013

    Libor control to remain in London

    Brussels has ditched its plan to put the scandal-mired Libor lending rate under the direct control of a European supervisor...

  24. September 3, 2013

    Europe recognises US and Japan derivatives rules

    European regulators have agreed to recognise new rules laid out by the US and Japan to tighten derivatives trading as global...

  25. August 26, 2013

    UK markets supervisor rejects EU regulatory guidance

    The new UK markets supervisor has for the first time rejected formal EU guidance on financial regulations this summer,...

  26. August 25, 2013

    EU ‘snubs investors’ on reforms

    Investors have been left almost voiceless on major European rule changes because the regulators have left them off...

  27. August 19, 2013

    CME and ICE mull joining new European repositories body

    CME Group and IntercontinentalExchange, the US derivatives groups, are among the market participants considering taking part...

  28. July 23, 2013

    Index Association seeks ‘best practice’ standards

    The Index Industry Association on Monday launched the first unified set of “best practice” guidelines for index providers...

  29. July 19, 2013

    Comment: US-EU accord swaps uncertainty for pragmatism

    In the four years since the G20 set out its principles for derivative market reform, the industry has been enveloped by a...

  30. June 30, 2013

    German regulator rows back on property

    Fears that German real estate investment trusts (Reits) would get caught up in the EU’s sweeping alternatives directive have...

  31. June 27, 2013

    New rules may not catch all market abuse

    Europe’s most senior markets regulator has warned that new rules agreed by Brussels may not fully catch potential market...

  32. June 17, 2013

    UK agrees EU deal on City regulation

    The UK has reached an agreement with European Union member states that will potentially limit Brussels’ influence on the way...

  33. June 6, 2013

    EU Libor plan that ends era of self-regulation

    The humbling prospect of powerful regulators arriving from Paris to oversee Libor is hardly the denouement British ministers...

  34. June 6, 2013

    Foreign derivatives push divides US regulator

    Brewing discord has burst into the open at a US regulator seeking to impose new rules on derivatives, suggesting a push to...

  35. June 6, 2013

    EU takeover of Libor would be more symbolic than substantive

    The Financial Times’s revelation that Brussels is proposing to take control of regulating sensitive benchmark lending rates...

  36. Brussels Blog

    June 6, 2013

    Q&A: Libor goes to Paris

    A European watchdog in Paris is going to snatch regulatory control of Libor from the British — or so the European Commission...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares fell back towards their 2013 lows. The MSCI Asia Pacific index fell 0.7 per cent, towards its level in January....

  38. June 5, 2013

    Libor land grab is an augury of conflicts

    La perfide Europe! As if historic (though possibly apocryphal) plans to control the curvature of UK-sold bananas had not...

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