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.

Brexit: financial services braces for life without equivalence

Aug 13, 2020

The desire to diverge is greater than any actual divergence, and that sentiment will drive negotiations

Libor: Isda fallback protocol is no miracle solution

Oct 29, 2020

The long-awaited protocol standardises the approach to robust Libor fallbacks in contracts, but will only be effective if efforts are matched in other areas of the transition

EU and UK diverge on Mifid II options as Brexit nears

Oct 28, 2020

With the official divorce just weeks away, agencies in the UK and the EU are taking contrasting approaches to financial services regulation

Covid-19 spurs automation in financial services

Oct 27, 2020

Cloud technology, artificial intelligence and data security have become even more crucial during the pandemic. The industry is rising to the challenge

Brexit: finance firms make last-ditch appeal for a deal

Oct 21, 2020

As tensions linger, market participants are increasingly worried that politics will prevail over economics and are calling on negotiators to revise their positions

FSB publishes Libor transition roadmap

Oct 16, 2020

The Financial Stability Board’s roadmap supplements existing timelines in other jurisdictions. Market participants believe it’s largely aimed at markets outside the US and UK

Buyside Libor transition: time is running out

Oct 15, 2020

The buyside has made good progress on the transition compared to this time last year, but the road ahead is still long

All eyes on SOFR basis swap auction as discounting switch looms

Oct 15, 2020

As the market prepares to unwind basis swaps this coming weekend, CCPs and traders are hopeful that the auction process will go smoothly