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: clients urge product desks to work together

Sep 17, 2018

As banks kick off the colossal task of repapering thousands of contracts based on Libor, the need for a financial market-wide approach is becoming clear. Issues are emerging over Isda’s impact, the effect on loans and accounting processes

Buyside defends Libor inaction

Sep 11, 2018

Many are optimistically keeping faith that the rate will live on long beyond 2021, while others are unsure of exactly what's expected of them. Regulators are getting increasingly frustrated with slow movers

CCPs and banks suggest alternative recovery rules

Sep 4, 2018

A leading clearinghouse strongly disagrees with initial margin haircutting under the CCP draft recovery and resolution regime as it leads to a conflict of interest, while banks believe it’ll leave them out of the money

Benchmarks Regulation: non-EU admins running out of time

Aug 30, 2018

Endorsement and recognition may be big business for those willing to provide it, but it is risky and time-consuming. Some don't even know the regulation exists

Investors question value of research post-IPO rules, Mifid II

Aug 29, 2018

Both banks and asset managers explain why they’re doubtful of the need for the regulatory frameworks and their focus on unconnected analysts

Bank and insurance investors feel alienated by STS

Aug 20, 2018

Many feel that the Securitisation Regulation’s intention is to deter bank investors from buying ABS, while Solvency II amendments are unlikely to bring back insurance firms

Benchmarks Regulation: administrators don’t know they’re caught

Aug 16, 2018

Ongoing confusion over scope means firms are running out of time to get compliant. Relying on a delay that may never come is a risky strategy at best

STS: investors back away from long-dated ABS

Aug 16, 2018

Bank investors are purchasing short-dated securities in anticipation of the Securitisation Regulation. They believe the LCR in its current form will cost them heavily

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This landmark Libor reform survey finds a market split on everything from managing the transition and minimising disputes to impact on documentation and pricing. In-house lawyers, heads of rates, traders and corporate treasurers tell us how the upheaval will affect them