News analysis on how banks, asset managers and trading venues are implementing new rules, from the changing nature of market structure under Mifid II, to how firms are grappling with transparency obligations and transaction reports.

Initial margin delay allows firms to refocus efforts

Apr 9, 2020

The UMR rules are the latest of a string of regulations to be pushed as a result of Covid-19, allowing phase 5 and 6 firms additional time to prepare compliance programmes

SFTR v Mifid II: central bank repo reporting still problematic

Jun 3, 2020

Esma recently approved proposals made by Icma for the reporting of repo transactions with central banks under Mifid II, but challenges remain

Mifid II: Juggling transparency and efficiency

Jun 3, 2020

Block trading has grown exponentially in the years since implementation, to the concern of some regulators

Frustration mounts amid stagnant Brexit talks

May 28, 2020

The latest failed round of trade negotiations between the EU and UK risks fostering sentiments of irritation and impatience among market participants

Bankers: Securitisation Regulation has been positive for Europe

May 21, 2020

In a seemingly rare showing of bankers embracing regulation, sources say the post-crisis framework has been effective – but is yet to be fully tested by Covid-19

SIFMA and SROs settle CAT reporter agreement dispute

May 14, 2020

The various parties have resolved a disagreement about the limitations of liability language in the reporter agreement of the consolidated audit trail

Paul Tucker on Covid-19: Basel III helps but may not be enough

May 13, 2020

Paul Tucker, chair of the Systemic Risk Council, Harvard research fellow and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, explains how well the new regulatory system is faring under coronavirus stress conditions

Fed's about-face of SOFR for Main Street highlights deeper liquidity issues

May 6, 2020

The backtrack in the interest rate used in the lending programme from SOFR back to Libor highlights critical issues with the new rate's uptake and usage

Special reports

Latest report

Following more than 40 hours of interviews with 63 sources across financial services, Practice Insight’s landmark investigation into the accumulative impact of the financial crisis is now available