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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2015

      China has a moral hazard problem

      Late last week the Financial Stability Board completed its peer review of the Chinese financial market. For anyone...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

      An influential advisory group has lambasted standards of conduct across the banking industry, calling for boards to...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
    2. Debt Capital Markets

      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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    1. July 20, 2015

      Asset managers are still in need of some tough reforms

      That’s a relief. Apparently, asset managers are not systemic. Global regulators at the Financial Stability Board will...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Big US fund managers fight off ‘systemic’ label

      A June 29 meeting of global watchdogs in the technocrat-heavy town of Basel was, on the surface, just another committee...

    3. July 14, 2015

      Fund managers to escape ‘systemic’ label

      The world’s biggest fund managers have escaped tough new rules that threatened to hit their profits and freedom, as...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Protect asset managers from the armchair doom-mongers

      Do asset managers pose a growing systemic risk to the economy? This month the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Basel...

    5. June 17, 2015

      Plans to label big fund managers ‘systemic’ in jeopardy

      A global effort to label the biggest asset managers as “systemically important” and subject them to greater scrutiny is...

    6. June 15, 2015

      Markets urge regulators to fix data confusion

      In a rare display of unity, banks, futures brokers, hedge funds and asset managers have joined together to urge global...

    7. June 10, 2015

      UK plan to extend City regulation provokes mixed response

      A punitive regime that holds senior managers to account for failings on their watch will be extended beyond banking and...

    8. June 7, 2015

      BlackRock takes another swipe at Pimco

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund company, has taken a potshot at rival investment house Pimco as part of its plea to...

    9. June 2, 2015

      Asset managers’ push into bonds prompts regulatory scrutiny

      One word goes a long way to explaining why regulators are now focusing on big asset managers as they try to make the...

    10. June 2, 2015

      Keep finance safe but do not shut out the vulnerable

      Even a global financial institution cannot have operations in every city, town and village. Hence the need for...

    11. June 2, 2015

      FCA warns against systemic risk label for funds

      The UK markets regulator has given his backing to asset managers fighting proposals that could see them labelled as...

    12. May 31, 2015

      Top US fund managers attack regulators

      US fund managers have launched a new attack on global regulators as they fight a rearguard action against possible...

    13. May 25, 2015

      Global regulators look to UK lead in push to tame market abuse

      Blink and you’d have missed it. In all the kerfuffle over the latest banking scandal — complete with colourful emails...

    14. May 14, 2015

      How savvy asset managers can fend off the regulators

      When US politicians wanted to court voters after the global financial crisis, they knew who to attack: the “fat-cat...

    15. May 4, 2015

      Global regulators shift focus to risk and conduct

      Global regulators, which have so far focused on repairing banks’ balance sheets, are starting to look at conduct and...

    16. May 3, 2015

      Global insurers should be supervised at scale

      As Warren Buffett hosted the jolly 50th anniversary shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, this...

    17. April 28, 2015

      Republicans attack new global insurance rules

      Global insurance rules face a revolt in the US as Republicans spearhead complaints that international regulators who...

    18. April 26, 2015

      Compulsory stewardship by passive managers moves closer

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

    19. 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 —...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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