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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. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    Before 2001 and the landmark case of White v White, the court would have been concerned with what Mr Hohn should provide his wife to meet her "reasonable requirements". With the right strategy in place, the court's requirements can be met with...

  3. 'Unnecessary' Irish SME lending constraints hit hedge funds

    Those hedge funds most suited to plug the gap in SME lending – such as distressed credit funds and global multi-strategy funds with the infrastructure to originate loans – would be unable to meet the Irish regulator's requirements.

  4. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    Connecticut insurance commissioner Thomas Leonardi says the FSB may have decided on the latest delay partly out of recognition that there are some years yet to run before enhanced capital and supervisory requirements designed for G-Siis are ready...

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

    If a green light is not given prior to December 15, European banks would see their capital requirements spike. That would generate a risk-weight of 50% or more, sending clearing member capital requirements rocketing, and potentially prompting...

  6. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    This pertains to when a foreign swap dealer that engages in certain conduct in the United States is subject to US transaction requirements. CFTC's Massad says no-action relief will be extended as market unprepared

  7. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    A public policy source at a second European bank says regulators had asked for some guidance on how to treat derivatives netting and margin in the NSFR, so they were expecting some adjustments, but are not yet sure whether the new funding...

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

    Of the two sets of requirements, in terms of their impact on market liquidity, I suspect the activity requirements are going to be much more material at the end of the day," he said. I think the capital and liquidity requirements are sufficiently...

  9. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    Therefore attempts to promote minimum beneficial ownership requirements around the world should be embraced," he adds. New guidance for countries to address money laundering and terrorism funding Authorities need access to timely, accurate data to...

  10. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    The industry is working closely with the Office of Insurance Commission in the development of the second phase of RBC insurance regulations, known as RBC2, which impose lower capital requirements on firms that demonstrate risk reduction via market...

  11. US energy firms welcome CFTC tweaks to Dodd-Frank rules

    The other two measures would ease Dodd-Frank record-keeping requirements for end-users and slow down a CFTC push to tighten restrictions on futures commission merchants (FCMs). The full text of the CFTC's proposal was not immediately available, but...

  12. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Lawyers’ reluctance to grant netting opinions is hiking capital requirements for low-risk trades So our capital requirements balloon, because we can't recognise the initial margin that offsets our risk when calculating risk-weighted assets.

  13. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    In Switzerland, the bank developed SF (Lux) Sicav 2 - Guaranteed Life Design 2024 for insurance companies struggling with lower yields and higher capital requirements for with-profits businesses under Solvency II's Swiss Solvency Test regime.

  14. Stoxx leads the way with value-focused smart-beta service

    Low-beta investing has been quite a successful theme in the past few years and it fits with the requirements of conservative investors. Index provider wins the 2014 award for index innovation in Europe