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.

Markets: reporting data quality improves despite frustration

Aug 8, 2019

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

Sonia loan market suffering from lack of leadership

Aug 22, 2019

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

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

Market: STS homogeneity definitions no longer an issue

Aug 15, 2019

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

UPCOMING WEBINAR: EU Benchmarks Regulation

Aug 6, 2019

Join us, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morrison & Foerster to talk financial benchmarks regulation, latest developments and how to prepare. Register for free now

Industry bemoans ‘excessive’ rules

Jul 25, 2019

Not a month goes by without financial regulators delivering a change or update. As complexity continues to increase – be it Mifid II, SFTR, Emir or something else altogether – Practice Insight speaks to market insiders who feel it’s all gone a step too far

Best practice: a guide to EU regulatory enforcement

Jul 17, 2019

A focus on money laundering unites all European national regulators. Practice Insight has created a handy jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction guide to enforcement practices in the top four financial centres, highlighting crossovers and divergence

DAC6 fixes tax loopholes but confuses banks and corporates

Jul 4, 2019

Two weeks ago, Practice Insight and International Tax Review revealed how loopholes in the Common Reporting Standard worked within international securities markets; this week we explore the problems with DAC6 – the EU regulation that is supposed to close the loopholes