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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    Speaking at a Risk conference in Stockholm in May, one bank executive claimed the issue had caused a rift within the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: "When we have talked to regulators at the Basel Committee about this, it's quite clear...

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The buy side is big and fragmented, with so many different constituents that if you have a 50-firm committee with only five buy-side firms, there is no way you can claim to have a representative sample of the buy-side," says a senior executive at...

  3. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    Following the latest delay, Felix Hufeld, chair of the IAIS executive committee and chief executive director of the German federal regulator BaFin, stated: "Part of the FSB's announcement follows a decision taken by our executive committee in...

  4. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    Basel Committee ignores calls to protect market in new funding rules Banks fear that a number of standard equity markets practices – ranging from futures hedging to short selling and IPO underwriting – will be hurt by the final version of new...

  5. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Cunliffe was giving evidence to the House of Lords sub-committee on European Union economic and financial affairs. Rather than the capital, liquidity and leverage rules promulgated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, he pointed to rules...

  6. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    In May, Sharon Bowles, outgoing chair of the European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee, told Risk.net: "It was the commission that insisted on the frontloading requirement, saying banks would indulge in all kinds of excessive...

  7. Nationwide: ABS markets need more than warm words

    Regulators hit securitisation hard after the 2008 financial crisis, with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision proposing bank capital requirements in late 2012 that were viewed by industry critics as too harsh.

  8. US bilateral margin rules: a hit parade of horrors

    We submitted our letter to the Basel Committee and Iosco in August, requesting an extension to the implementation date. Prior to the release of the US proposals, Isda had already written to the Basel Committee and Iosco, requesting the regime only...

  9. In-depth introduction: Expected shortfall

    Eight years after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision drew up the world's first international capital accord, the rules went through a significant revision. For example, the document warns committee members will monitor the way in which...

  10. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    On October 15, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (CPMI-Iosco) published a final report on the recovery of financial market infrastructures (FMIs).

  11. Stress tests and capital adequacy: the story so far

    The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (Cebs) ran its own stress tests in mid-2009, but did not initially release the results, and was later criticised for giving banks an easy ride. Since the 2008 financial crisis brought leading banks...

  12. New social media index includes fast-entry IPO rule

    The decision to make this change would be made by Solactive's index committee and the original liquidity screens that determine the constituents would still apply. Solactive Titans index offers exposure to high-cap social media stocks

  13. Esma discusses AIFMD prime segregation today

    Technical committee to recommend position to board Technical experts from the European Securities and Markets Authority's (Esma's) investment management standing committee are meeting today to discuss the level of segregation to be applied to...

  14. CCP resolution guidelines ‘a missed opportunity’

    Published on October 15, the two papers – one from the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (CPMI-Iosco) on recovery measures, and the other from the Financial Stability...

  15. OCC’s Taylor: US creates ‘headroom’ for leverage rethink

    He added there is "no consensus" within the Basel Committee on how to strike the balance between the two measures, but promised: "We will get there. Regulators will monitor the impact of US and international leverage ratios, and may rethink...