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.

BCBS/Iosco initial margin note is “helpful but vague”

Mar 12, 2019

Trade groups and consultants are reticent about the international body’s statement on the €50 million IM exchange threshold. They say it does not provide enough certainty

Mifid II in Asia: big buyside clashes with regulators, domestic firms

Mar 19, 2019

Although global buyside firms support Mifid II’s unbundling rule across all their operations, various Asian regulators and smaller domestic investment firms tell Practice Insight they’re unhappy with the new dynamic

Brexit: market prices in article 50 extension

Mar 14, 2019

Debt, equities and FX market participants are pricing in a delay to Brexit following the vote on March 12, as well as preparing the new deal pipeline for the first week of April

Securitisation investors consider STS for ABCP as overkill

Mar 7, 2019

Buyside sources are concerned about the application of the simple, transparent and standardised criteria to the private ABS market, arguing that it has over-complicated matters

Sofr’s poor uptake in swaps market not yet a concern

Mar 7, 2019

The US' chosen Libor replacement has an alarmingly low curve in the swaps market compared to interbank offered rates – but New York-based sources say it’s too soon to write it off just yet

Libor: panel banks “not overly worried” about new lawsuit

Mar 6, 2019

The first rate-rigging lawsuit against ICE-administered Libor bears little resemblance to the high-profile cases of the past, according to panel banks and financial fraud experts

Banks’ Libor plans unchanged by FCA comment

Feb 28, 2019

Firms are sticking with their benchmark transition plans despite the FCA’s recent shift in sentiment. Bankers and rates specialists say they would welcome a firmer assurance

Ireland, Luxembourg step up Brexit fund lobbying efforts

Feb 26, 2019

Buyside firms must consider regulatory reviews, Brexit and BEPS – tax’s Mifid II – in their relocation strategies. Two longstanding fund hubs are accelerating their efforts to snap them up

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