EU

News analysis

  • ECB ratings change could cause deal flood

    01 December 2009

    The European Central Bank's (ECB) requirement of two qualified ratings on asset-backed securitisations (ABS) could force a rush of struggling institutions to originate new deals

  • Building a department

    01 December 2009

    A new legal team in a new bank, launched in the middle of a financial crisis. It was a big challenge for Noor Bank's head of legal, Omar Rahman

  • Five big pitfalls in Asia

    01 December 2009

    Companies are often like a frog in a well: a narrow perspective of the FCPA means they lose sight of local law and hide behind local practices

  • A culture, not a programme

    01 December 2009

    The compliance leader, Asean of GE Capital gives his thoughts on creating effective internal compliance

  • A debate with the SFC

    01 November 2009

    The Securities and Futures Commission's defence of its investigation techniques. And the market's response to that defence

  • Clearing isn't working, yet

    01 November 2009

    Market-driven reform of derivatives has been impressive. But the most controversial instruments have yet to be dealt with. A solution must be found, fast

  • Radical proposals in Australia

    01 October 2009

    Commissions and payments for financial advice would be banned. Financial products could also be regulated

  • Private equity could save the day

    01 October 2009

    If regulators can streamline the bidding process, the new rules letting private equity buy troubled banks will help save the US deposit insurance fund

  • How Asian funds will avoid EU directive

    01 September 2009

  • FSA crackdown conflicts with US disclosure

    01 September 2009

  • AIFM directive: Be careful what you wish for

    01 September 2009

    Supporters of the draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) directive need to start planning now to deal with the impact on national regulators

  • A waste of energy

    20 August 2009

    Can we please get off the merry-go-round? Replacing the FSA will solve nothing about UK regulation

  • How should derivatives be regulated?

    01 July 2009

    Over-the-counter products have earned themselves a poor reputation over the past two years, but new regulation should be careful not to destroy them completely

  • Don't give it to the Bank

    01 July 2009

    There is little evidence that the Bank of England would have coped better in this financial crisis than the FSA

  • Obama is dressing up old, failed ideas

    01 July 2009

    By creating his new foundation of US regulators, US President Barack Obama is just using the same flawed regulators under new titles. By Kyle Siskey

  • Still waiting for clarity

    01 July 2009

    Vague drafting and political one-upmanship is getting in the way of concrete legislation, but the inevitable is just being delayed

  • Local power, no solution

    01 July 2009

    The regulation about to come into force will create arbitrage between national supervisors, stunt international cooperation and fail to solve the problems with ratings themselves

  • Alarming lessons from Siemens

    01 July 2009

    The US is aggressively pursuing corruption, everywhere

  • Wrestling Fannie and Freddie

    01 July 2009

    Isda's David Geen relates the late nights and controversy surrounding the collapse of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers


 

 

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