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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    Dealers are warning repo businesses will struggle to comply with new international rules on bank funding, even after regulators softened their stance. According to an International Capital Market Association survey last December, around 37% of...

  2. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Indeed, independence of provider has become a higher priority after investor suspicion about bank proprietary indexes was exacerbated by following the Libor and foreign exchange benchmark fixing scandals, which prompted the International...

  3. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    The FSB said in a statement on November 6 that it would delay a decision on the systemic status of reinsurers "pending further development of the methodology" by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

  4. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    Following the release of the proposed NSFR in January, industry groups, led by the Global Financial Markets Association and the Institute for International Finance, had pushed back on the treatment of stock-borrow transactions, which were classed...

  5. Insurers must prove bank-style run risk worries wrong

    Similar concerns have been raised also about the perspective being taken by the Financial Stability Board and International Association of Insurance Supervisors in their work to develop global insurance capital standards.

  6. Asia Risk Congress 2014 – photogallery

    All three panellists were confident that the connect would go ahead but Alexis Garatti, global macroeconomist for Haitong International Securities, warned that politics would always hold sway over economics in the development of the Chinese economy.

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

    Under both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Gaap) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), companies are required to recognise loss contingencies when a loss is deemed 'probable' and the amount can be 'reasonably...

  8. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    The detailed guidance from the FATF, the international standards body for combating money laundering and terrorism financing, sets out how countries can identify illegal corporate arrangements in their jurisdictions.

  9. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    In the meantime, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association is also understood to be working on a documentation initiative to help clients communicate to dealers which category they belong in.

  10. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    Next door to Slovakia, the Czech Republic market tends to be much more international in its outlook, but investors are also very cautious with regard to capital loss. RCB focuses on co-operating with local banks in the Raiffeisen Bank International...

  11. Commerzbank draws on bespoke and high volume issuance

    We had more than 100 trades on the first day that the equity started trading, which was the most popular IPO or product launch on an IPO in Sweden ever," says Helio Claudio da Silva, Frankfurt-based head of international public distribution at...

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

    Cash callIn another divergence from the international standards, the US proposals limit eligible variation margin to cash in US dollars or the currency in which the trade is settled, unlike the EU rules, which allow for 18 variations.

  13. 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. Weird or pragmatic: VAR-based back-tests for expected shortfall

  14. Negative Eonia splits US and EU banks, traders and lawyers

    The divide can be seen in the list of signatories to the negative rates protocol, published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in May, which clarifies there is no floor on the interest payable – Bank of America Merrill Lynch...