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.

USD Libor transition: slow, steady progress 

Nov 23, 2021

Two key events in the derivatives market have helped to build SOFR liquidity in recent weeks, but sources worry that the target of no new Libor contracts after year-end will be difficult to achieve

Credit-sensitive rates beneficial for US market, sources say

Nov 19, 2021

Speakers at a Bloomberg event defended the use of multiple rates to replace USD Libor, arguing that it has helped the market in numerous ways and is the sign of a healthy ecosystem

Firms anticipate compliance staff moves from UK to EU

Nov 18, 2021

While Brexit staff reorganisations are now mostly complete, some businesses expect the trickle out of the UK to gather pace in the coming years as the substance debate translates into harder EU regulatory initiatives

FCA confirms no new Libor use after year-end

Nov 17, 2021

The UK watchdog also clarified use cases for synthetic Libor rates, putting a definitive end to any form of speculation as to the rate’s continuation beyond year-end

COP26 finance pledges are insufficient for real change

Nov 11, 2021

The extent to which finance actually dries up for fossil fuel projects in the near future will be the true measure of COP26’s success

Independent Scotland’s passage to the EU not a certainty

Nov 10, 2021

Were an independence referendum to vote in favour of seceding from the UK, the process of joining the European Union would be far from easy

COP26: IFRS’ new international sustainability disclosure standards broadly welcomed  

Nov 4, 2021

Launched on finance day in Glasgow, the new International Sustainability Standards Board will standardise reporting standards and governance across 37 countries

US market readies itself for ‘SOFR first’ in non-linear derivatives

Nov 3, 2021

The first two stages of the initiative have been relatively successful, but take-up could be more limited for the third, starting November 8

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