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      Compulsory stewardship by passive managers moves closer

      Large passive fund managers will ultimately be compelled to provide “stewardship” of the companies in which they invest, in...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Marketplace lenders and the Chinese path to a gift-card economy

      Most of us know it as shadow banking. Others refer to it as non-bank lending. But a whole new nomenclature — “market-based...

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    1. Debt Capital Markets

      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    2. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    3. March 30, 2015

      Time to find out hard way if asset management is systemic risk

      Scan the financial horizon of late and you might come away with two impressions. First, that the world is about to end. Last...

    4. March 29, 2015

      Regulators compete to predict worst fund havoc

      Global financial regulators appear to be engaged in their own private game. The winners will be those who can sound the...

    5. March 15, 2015

      Sifi rules set to net more asset managers

      A greater number of asset managers, hedge funds and private equity managers face tighter supervision and constraints after...

    6. February 13, 2015

      Banks not doing enough to overhaul forex business, says watchdog

      Banks are not doing enough to reform in the wake of the foreign-exchange rigging scandal, a global regulator has said,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      February 12, 2015

      Once you cross-subsidise bank services can you ever go back?

      Alternative title: First mover dis-advantage in banking In early 2013 the Financial Stability Board asked a group chaired by...

    8. February 2, 2015

      US banks balk at new capital proposals

      US banks have balked at new capital proposals from a group of international regulators, saying they go well beyond the...

    9. February 2, 2015

      Banks engineer lower-cost risk capital

      European banks, under pressure to raise additional capital, are looking for clever ways to lower the cost. They are trying...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Knowledge needed to prevent Lehman repeat

      When Lehman Brothers failed in 2008, it exposed faultlines in the global financial architecture. Many of those have since...

    11. December 30, 2014

      Stress testing should not just be for the banks

      The oil price has crashed and there is mounting turbulence in Russia. Critics of financial regulators cite both as proof...

    12. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    13. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    14. November 17, 2014

      Forex trade body ACI accepts prospect of exchange-based dealing

      The head of the industry body that represents foreign exchange traders has admitted that a shift to regulated,...

    15. November 12, 2014

      An imperfect plan for fixing the next crisis

      After the spectacular chaos of the last time that regulators and governments scrambled to rescue banks in the US and Europe,...

    16. November 10, 2014

      Banks and TLAC: Senior moment

      In challenging markets, this column exposes itself to dangerous levels of cant, piffle, and rot emanating from the corporate...

    17. November 10, 2014

      FSB warns bank capital rules likely to hit dividends and bonuses

      Dividends and bonuses paid out by the world’s biggest banks could suffer a new hit after global regulators unveiled...

    18. November 4, 2014

      Clearing house members fear they may have to stump up in case of a failure

      Post-financial crisis, regulators have been steadfast in their insistence that more of the derivatives market be passed...

    19. October 30, 2014

      Shadow banking nears pre-crisis peak

      The scale of shadow banking relative to the overall economy is closing in on its pre-crisis peak even as mainstream lenders’...

    20. October 29, 2014

      Iosco warns on data challenge to risk oversight

      The top body representing global markets watchdogs has issued a warning over the proliferation of data collection systems in...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Tougher shadow bank rules ‘only the start’

      Participants in the shadow banking sector were warned on Tuesday that tougher rules being imposed by international...

    22. October 14, 2014

      Regulators shine a light on the banking shadows

      The shadow banking system was at the heart of the financial crisis. In the meltdowns of Lehman Brothers and AIG, the...

    23. October 14, 2014

      Terms laid down for taming shadow bank risk

      Global regulators have taken a landmark step towards taming risk in a key segment of the shadow banking system, outlining...

    24. October 13, 2014

      FSB’s buzz cut for repo borrowers helps banks feel a little less bald

      Shadow banking has image problems. The Stygian name is a downer, for a start. Moreover, unconventional lending could spawn...

    25. October 8, 2014

      Investors warn on crisis plan for derivatives

      Institutional investors and pension funds have warned they may resist a plan by the world’s biggest banks to rewrite their...

    26. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2014

      Secrets and Libors

      The Bank of England is going from twiddling bank capital to also twiddling mortgages themselves to try and stop risk in the...

    27. October 1, 2014

      Banks pull out of dozens of benchmarks after rate-rigging scandals

      Some of the world’s largest banks have stopped contributing to dozens of financial benchmarks to avoid further litigation...

    28. October 1, 2014

      Fink blames regulators for move into riskier assets

      BlackRock’s Larry Fink has said policy makers are at fault for pushing investors into riskier assets, and should stop...

    29. September 30, 2014

      What banks tell you, and what they don't

      In one of today’s more shocking pieces of news, it appears that banks are not doing as well as they like to think they are....

    30. September 30, 2014

      Forex markets face further regulations

      Participants in foreign exchange markets have been warned they may face further regulatory change even after implementing a...

    31. September 29, 2014

      FSB backs derivatives crisis-clause

      Global regulators have backed a plan by the global derivatives industry to allow authorities more time to decide on a...

    32. September 24, 2014

      Global repository plan ‘a dream’, says Isda CEO

      A plan to create a centralised mechanism for the world’s global over-the-counter-derivatives data has been called “a dream”...

    33. September 19, 2014

      Regulators move to tackle derivatives data-sharing impasse

      Global regulators want to overcome a data-sharing impasse that threatens to undermine post-crisis market reform with a...

    34. September 17, 2014

      G20 split over assessment of financial rules

      Australia is facing resistance within the G20 ahead of talks this week as it backs a call by businesses for a reassessment...

    35. September 14, 2014

      Doubts raised over global forex platform

      A proposal to reform the foreign exchange market by creating a central platform looks unlikely to get off the ground after...

    36. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

    37. July 22, 2014

      Regulators warn on Libor reform

      A powerful umbrella body for global regulators has criticised the administrators of Libor and two other interbank lending...

    38. July 20, 2014

      Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

      Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

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