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  1. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    Despite being held – for the most part at least – in private and thus closed to the public at large, the media is allowed access to financial remedy proceedings and is free to report what it see and hears unless the court orders reporting...

  2. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    The groups also requested more lenient treatment of exchange-traded equities – which attract an RSF of 50% if not issued by a financial institution – as well as matching ASF and RSF factors for linked transactions, such as equities held as a hedge...

  3. Moody's sees $14.5bn FX fines for top banks

    Moody's credit outlook, which was published on November 3, comes shortly after Citi adjusted its third-quarter financial results on October 30, due to a $600 million "increase in legal accruals". Under both US Generally Accepted Accounting...

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

    That was the message Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England (BoE) delivered to a UK House of Lords subcommittee yesterday. Cunliffe was giving evidence to the House of Lords sub-committee on European Union...

  5. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    As the Thai market picks up and starts to shift, and the possibility of an interest rate rise draws closer, clients are trying to find the best way to manage their interest rate exposure and look at how they can monetise what they have in their...

  6. 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.

  7. SEC to focus on fair value in alternative mutual funds

    Specifically, this re-examination should include, at a minimum, (1) ensuring consistency between representations to investors about valuation methodology and actual valuation practices, (2) adequate documentation supporting valuation decisions, (3...

  8. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    On the same day, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued a more wide-ranging report on resolution planning. On October 15, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (CPMI...

  9. FSB warns of spillovers from new bank structures

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is warning of potential international spillover effects resulting from efforts at structural reform in banking. But some jurisdictions have complained of a potential destabilising impact from these reforms, and a...

  10. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    It basically uses the financial market to settle the financial market, and – failing any financial bids and offers or trades – uses the physical assessments. In an emailed statement, Kaz Uemura, the editor of Rim’s LNG report, says the agency’s...

  11. EU stress tests see €46bn trading loss for G-Sibs

    That pales in comparison to trading losses experienced during the financial crisis, analysts note. A total of 16 European banks are considered G-Sibs, according to a list published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), but only 13 are included in...

  12. 25 banks fail ECB stress check on financial health

    The definitive assessment on credibility in my view will come in Q1 2015, when the stressed banks release their end-2014 financial statements. The central bank released the scenarios for its 2015 capital adequacy tests last week, with banks due to...

  13. Fines to rise as regulators continue to punish misconduct

    Michael Ruck, partner at UK law firm Pinsent Masons, says the raft of high fines is likely to continue: "Due to ongoing and repeated failures by those in the industry to meet the required standards, regulators are taking the view that there is...