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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    We're still running our internal numbers and back-testing individual businesses, but it's still not clear to us how economical those businesses will be, even with the new, lower funding requirements," says a regulatory specialist at one European...

  2. Custody Risk European Awards 2014 winners announced

    The winners of the Custody Risk European Awards 2014 were unveiled at an awards ceremony in central London last night. European Custodian of the YearWinner: BNP Paribas Securities ServicesHighly commended: Northern TrustShortlistBNP Paribas...

  3. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The whole thing is bizarre," says Lauri Goodwyn, counsel in the corporate finance group at Seward if a US bank is taken into resolution proceedings, its European or Asian clients and counterparties would be free to cut and run.

  4. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    Other regulations to have added to the fears include Basel III and the Volcker rule, as well as European initiatives. Market participants increasingly fear liquidity drought Market participants are growing increasingly concerned about liquidity...

  5. "Europeans are the problem" in CCP oversight standoff

    In recent weeks, European officials have suggested the December deadline could be pushed back, allowing more time for differences to be ironed out with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), but there has been no formal delay.

  6. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    In a press conference after his speech, Massad deflected a question from Risk.net about whether footnote 513 of the cross-border guidance could be stripped from the extraterritoriality rules on the basis of industry comments, given that European...

  7. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    Say you have to stop primary issuance of European equities. But the second criterion – "the maturity and principal amount of both the liability and its interdependent asset should be the same" – is impossible to satisfy for equity transactions...

  8. 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. He also criticised the European regulatory process, saying it was currently too difficult to fix problems and calling for a closer...

  9. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    says a lobbyist at another European bank. Others argue the best bet is to pester either the European Commission – which will review the text first – or members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who have previously proved sympathetic.

  10. Insurers slowly getting to grips with central clearing

    The new regime is brought into effect by parts of the Dodd-Frank legislation in the US and by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) in Europe, and promises a fundamental readjustment of practice in the area of collateral management.

  11. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    This hassle-free process is a big help when doing deals with small European banks and Middle Eastern banks that lack in-house exotic management, he says. It works for smaller European banks that do not have the volume or capacity to go through the...

  12. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    New guidelines from the European Securities and Markets Authority that came into effect in February 2014 restrict how commodity fund managers manage their investment portfolio. UBS wins the commodities house of the year award

  13. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    One example of the bank's focus on bespoke tailoring was a customised investment strategy developed for a European insurance company seeking a systematic investment strategy in fund format with a specific return target that also needed to comply...

  14. The best way to manage individual CPPI, from Deutsche AWM

    So far, European insurers have tended to take the pre-packaged rather than the fully individualised approach. While European insurers are so far opting to use DB My Life to offer prepackaged products, Australia's BT Financial Group is proving the...