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.

Bankers query Libor litigation risk

Jul 21, 2020

The severity of the risk is an open debate. Sources argue that the UK Tough Legacy Taskforce’s long-anticipated legislative fix does nothing to mitigate it

‘A collective shrug’: industry reacts to Mifid II research reforms

Jul 30, 2020

After months of consultations and discussions, the general reaction to the European Commission’s proposed changes to research unbundling can be summarised in three words: is that it?

Libor transition: Loan market prefers lag over shift approach

Jul 28, 2020

Bond and loan markets are already out of step on transition progress. As the end-2021 deadline fast approaches, they may well diverge in conventions too

Equivalence: a political problem, and a long term one

Jul 22, 2020

The political position of the EU means that in the long term, equivalence is likely to be at best partial and temperamental, and at worst non-existent. Financial services firms need to prepare

Libor: all hands on deck for end-2021

Jul 22, 2020

Discussions had temporarily shifted to Covid-19 related delays over the past few months, but the plethora of recent announcements and debates bear testimony to reinvigorated transition efforts

ARRC focus group still working on credit sensitive spread

Jul 21, 2020

SOFR's failure to replicate the credit sensitive spread element is still causing headaches. One solution would be to incorporate Ameribor

UK loan market braces itself for world without term rates

Jul 16, 2020

The sector is preparing for a future with only risk-free rates, according to several sources close to Practice Insight

Trade associations double down on BMR criticisms

Jul 14, 2020

European industry bodies say the Benchmarks Regulation is in dire need of a reform that would make it better suited to the reality of the market

Special reports

Latest report

Following more than 40 hours of interviews with 63 sources across financial services, Practice Insight’s landmark investigation into the accumulative impact of the financial crisis is now available