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  1. 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...

  2. 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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  1. Exchanges, Clearing and Transaction Services 2013

    Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this special report looks at how mar...
  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, 2014

    Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

    Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

  2. July 17, 2014

    A utility for foreign exchange trading

    Banks, asset managers, export companies and anyone else with a passing interest in a properly functioning foreign exchange...

  3. The A-List

    July 16, 2014

    Shadow banking in China is not as risky as the alarmists think it is

    Many people are worried about shadow banking, finance which exists outside of regulated banks, in China. Fitch, the rating...

  4. July 15, 2014

    FCA’s votewinner squeezes life out of payday lending

    The FTSE illegal loan shark index, if there were such a thing, would be up sharply this week on the Financial Conduct...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Regulators push for widening of forex fix time

    Global regulators have proposed to centralise foreign exchange trading at a crucial daily fix on a global platform in a move...

  6. June 23, 2014

    Fears mount over asset managers’ shadow banking operations

    The shrinking banking sector is creating a “major opportunity” for asset managers to step into the lending breach, but...

  7. June 15, 2014

    The need to focus a light on shadow banking is nigh

    As progress has been made in reforming the global banking  system and as risk appetite returns to financial markets, wider...

  8. 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...

  9. June 10, 2014

    Top banks analyst leaves Barclays

    Barclays’ top-ranking banks analyst is to leave the group, the latest in a line of senior departures. Simon Samuels, who has...

  10. June 2, 2014

    George Osborne plans tougher oversight of forex markets

    George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, is to toughen oversight of foreign exchange dealing within weeks, as the UK steps up...

  11. Money Supply

    May 27, 2014

    Draghi and the case for securitisation

    During the ECB’s forum on central banking which is taking place in the Portuguese town of Sintra, president Mario Draghi...

  12. May 20, 2014

    Asset managers seek to deflect new rules

    The asset management industry is playing US regulators against their international counterparts and stirring national...

  13. April 16, 2014

    Regulators’ attempts to hold back the financial tide are futile

    Rain causes flooding and flooding causes damage. Which shall we blame: the rain, the river or an inadequate system of...

  14. April 15, 2014

    ‘Too big to fail’ is too big to ignore

    No solvent government will allow its entire banking industry to collapse. Leveraged institutions whose liabilities are more...

  15. April 6, 2014

    Asset managers fight to shake off threat label

    Top asset managers are taking their rearguard action against being labelled as a potential threat to financial stability to...

  16. April 6, 2014

    Debate over fund market risks grows

    Debate over whether asset managers should be subject to tighter regulation has intensified. Andrew Haldane, a senior Bank of...

  17. April 6, 2014

    Automation gets fillip from forex rigging allegations

    Man versus machine: a recent regulatory spotlight on alleged market rigging has accelerated a longstanding move to automated...

  18. March 31, 2014

    Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

    Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

  19. March 3, 2014

    Forex trading speeds up moves to computer platform

    Tired of headlines about alleged trader misbehaviour, investment banking executives are accelerating longstanding efforts to...

  20. February 23, 2014

    Regulators stalk secretive financial giants

    The secretive giants of the hedge fund industry face making unprecedented disclosures about their trading positions to...

  21. February 16, 2014

    Big four fund groups summoned to talks over size

    BlackRock, Fidelity, Pimco and Vanguard were summoned to meet global regulators in London last week to discuss whether large...

  22. February 14, 2014

    Forex trading benchmarks come under FSB scrutiny

    A powerful international regulatory body is reviewing benchmarks used in foreign exchange trading, in the latest fallout...

  23. February 6, 2014

    New bank rules to hit Europe repo market

    Lending in Europe’s “repo” market, where banks can access short-term funding, is poised to contract sharply due to fears...

  24. January 8, 2014

    Regulators look at compiling list of key asset managers

    Regulators are looking at compiling a list of the world’s biggest asset management groups that pose a threat to the...

  25. January 7, 2014

    Hong Kong banking watchdog seeks bail-in powers

    Hong Kong’s banking regulator has demanded far-reaching powers to prop up or shut failing banks, including the ability to...

  26. December 26, 2013

    Insurers may be at the centre of the next big crisis

    It would make a good pub quiz question: what was the most costly bailout of the 2008 financial crisis? Royal Bank of...

  27. November 21, 2013

    Effect of reforms yet to be seen

    Driven by the long-term trend to more electronic trading and tough new global regulation, the world of fixed income trading...

  28. November 15, 2013

    Bank regulators play a tricky game with danger list

    Earlier this week, global regulators published their annual list of the world’s most dangerous banks. To be sure, the...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were mixed as monetary conditions in China tightened in October. The below-stimate new loan...

  30. November 11, 2013

    Regulators add ICBC to financial stability risk league table

    International regulators have added Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to a list of banks that face higher capital...

  31. November 11, 2013

    Shadow banks reap Fed rate reward

    Loosely regulated non-bank lenders have emerged as among the biggest beneficiaries of the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low...

  32. October 29, 2013

    Regulators bicker over how to measure Dodd-Frank progress

    When Treasury Secretary Jack Lew met bank executives earlier this month, he complained about the perception that not much...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2013

    The shadow banking system, crunched one way or another

    Here’s a useful assessment of both shadow banking’s relationship to the real economy and how it will be affected by...

  34. October 10, 2013

    Big lenders pushed to provide contagion control

    Four years ago, when the Group of 20 leading nations met in London, many promises were made. The financial system would be...

  35. September 16, 2013

    Markets tally cost of safer global trading

    Delegates at this week’s annual Sibos conference in Dubai are gathering at an apposite moment. Five years ago market...

  36. September 11, 2013

    A hard stop would limit the costs of bank regulation

    Bewildered late adopters wish personal technology companies would quit innovating for a while, giving them time to catch up....

  37. September 9, 2013

    A plan to finish fixing the global financial system

    After the global financial crisis of 2008, the leaders of the Group of 20 leading nations mandated the international...

  38. September 6, 2013

    Watchdogs on the scent of the money

    Believe it or not, there used to be a time when the $2tn exchange traded fund industry did little to attract the kind of...

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