News analysis on how banks and asset managers are implementing conduct-focused rules, including investor protection under Mifid II’s product governance frameworks and the integrity of Libor.

Libor reform: corporates start asking questions

Jan 9, 2019

Bankers and treasurers say they’re gradually awakening to the work that needs to be done. Some are already looking at restructuring legacy deals, though most are still at the exploratory stage

ETF industry unconcerned by Libor reform

Jan 17, 2019

Traders and managers say they're just not phased by the potential impact of benchmark reform on exchange-traded funds, despite a number of unanswered questions surrounding recourse and performance. Some hadn’t even considered it

Initial margin: trade sensitivities calculation creates disputes

Jan 4, 2019

Counterparties are quarrelling over trade sensitivities inputted via Isda’s calculation method, despite the industry group’s efforts to ease the process

SEC says US firms not prepared for Brexit

Dec 10, 2018

Chairman Jay Clayton tells Practice Insight that US firms are not doing enough to prepare their Brexit risk disclosures – some are only now conducting initial assessments. Banks say things are changing too quickly to keep up

Debt and equities teams review Brexit damage

Dec 4, 2018

Senior in-house counsel and bankers reflect on Brexit’s effects on capital markets as ECM desks abandon over 50 London Stock Exchange IPOs this year, while DCM struggles with low deal volumes and repapering

Benchmark reform: opportunity in the complexity [sponsored]

Nov 29, 2018

The December 14 deadline for responses to the FCA/PRA letter on Libor transition has significantly increased the industry’s focus on benchmark reform. As transition planning accelerates it will also start to highlight the enormous complexity of the challenge ahead

Initial margin prompts shift to unconventional collateral

Nov 26, 2018

Custodians are already seeing a shift away from standard fixed income collateral for phase four and five firms. They’re now concerned that international legal differences in what’s eligible will slow the process

Libor reform: cash markets brace for ‘inevitable’ imperfect hedges

Nov 20, 2018

As different products evolve at different paces, corporate and bank treasurers are accepting that extra provisions must be made for linked products

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