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  1. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Next year, regulators around the world plan to pass rules, or laws, that would push buy-side firms into signing the protocol as well. We have not had a chance to review the drafts, we haven't seen the final language, and yet we're hearing our...

  2. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    John Fitzpatrick, the now former general secretary of insurance think-tank the Geneva Association, said last year that "size permeates the process". In 2013 the FSB said it would publish lists of G-Sii insurers and reinsurers in November that year...

  3. Google Maps Adds New Features and Brighter Colors

    In September of this year, Google announced an upgrade to its desktop version, which began to allow users to plan trips and create their own "map" of must-sees. You are also provided access to a review summary of the restaurant as well as detailed...

  4. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    Over the last year, we have been phasing in the trading requirement as it pertains to swaps that are part of various types of packages. Massad also hinted that the CFTC's review of its July 2013 cross-border guidance may result in an extension of...

  5. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Membership of the new category two will be determined by whether a firm - which must also be deemed a financial counterparty or a larger alternative investment fund - has an aggregate month-end average notional amount of non-centrally cleared...

  6. 4 Pitfalls to Avoid Heading Into the Holidays

    So now that the plans are set and the consumers are ready to buy, I wanted to provide four pitfalls that seem to occur every year and offer some thoughts on how to best avoid them or deal with them as they occur.

  7. The changing face of UK retail structured products

    You had Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Axa and others, either wholly or partially pulling out of what you could call the 'mass retail' market and focusing more on the higher-net-worth clients with a minimum year's investment of £50,000.

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

    A review of Risk.net's coverage of stress tests and oversight In March 2011, the Fed announced details of the annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review. Using multiple scenarios and a much more detailed approach, CCAR has been an end-of-year...

  9. 25 banks fail ECB stress check on financial health

    The audit also incorporated an in-depth asset quality review (AQR). This can be likened to the situation in the US, where the Federal Reserve now carries out stress tests every year. The central bank released the scenarios for its 2015 capital...

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

    Taylor said the review, which may be completed as early as next year, "carries with it a certain amount of potential to rethink the calibration". Tougher leverage ratio in US prompts early review The Basel Committee was expected to review the...

  11. 6 Ways to Prepare Your B2B PPC Account for the Holidays

    It’s the fourth quarter of the year, and by now you’ve probably read several articles about preparing for the holiday rush in PPC. For e-commerce advertisers, the holidays are the busiest time of year, mirroring the cycle seen in brick-and-mortar...