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Mifid costs and charges: why asset managers want more rules

Aug 20, 2019 Conduct

Buyside sources explain how well-intentioned but ultimately inconsistent rules are creating an uneven playing field and prompting clients to “switch off”. It may also present opportunities for arbitrage

Sonia loan market suffering from lack of leadership

Aug 22, 2019 Compliance

While other areas of the market have handled their Libor to Sonia transition comparatively faster, loans remain problematic. Loan issuers and law firms tell Practice Insight that no one sees it as their responsibility

A to Z of banking reforms since the financial crisis

Aug 22, 2019 Compliance

This accessible guide charts the major regulatory changes and initiatives that have come into force since the 2007/8 financial crisis. It is a must-read for anybody looking for a clear overview of this new world, with information on benchmark reform, Basel III, Mifid II, Emir and more

Special report: plugging the gap with SOFR

Aug 15, 2019 Reports

In this landmark survey Practice Insight speaks to in-house counsel, desk heads, traders and more about how the secured overnight financing rate is shaping up in the immense task of replacing USD Libor. Download your copy of the full report now

Market: STS homogeneity definitions no longer an issue

Aug 15, 2019 Compliance

The European Commission's draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) for homogeneity requirements has eased concerns; however, firms continue to look to covered bonds as an alternative to securitisations

Libor transition: market still divided over lack of term RFRs

Aug 12, 2019 Conduct

Less sophisticated corporates want term risk-free-rates (RFRs) as soon as possible; but market makers remain unconvinced

SOFR survey part three: 45% still uncertain Libor will even expire

Aug 8, 2019 Reports

The third and final part of Practice Insight's survey on the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) looks at whether Libor will expire at the end of 2021 as promised, whether SOFR will become the preferred successor and whether a low-volume curve in the swaps industry should cause concern

Markets: reporting data quality improves despite frustration

Aug 8, 2019 Compliance

The new reporting regimes have finally started to provide usable data, according to regulatory and trade repository sources