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News analysis on the regulatory effects on disclosures, terms, covenants, redemption and subordination. Whether it’s how product manufacturers are keeping their Priips KIDs under three pages or how bail-in clauses are changing as a result of new capital rules, it’s all here.

Initial margin: phase four firms face Brexit battle

Nov 7, 2018

In-house teams are wondering if there are enough lawyers in the world to help them juggle the two projects at the same time. Unknowns surrounding the final deal, relocation strategies and ratings don't help

Priips: investment firms lay off advisors over failures

Nov 15, 2018

Almost a year after implementation, sources are still having “shocking” conversations on the regulation, particularly in the US. Many are having to start from scratch after recognising they have not been compliant

Libor fallbacks not yet referencing new rates

Nov 14, 2018

Regulators are becoming increasingly frustrated as banks and issuers argue that there's still too much uncertainty. Some even still believe the controversial benchmark isn't going anywhere fast

How Amsterdam is luring trading venues post-Brexit

Oct 18, 2018

Trading venues explain why the Netherlands is emerging as a winner in the market infrastructure space, though the EU as a whole risks losing significant business to the US in the process

Initial margin: valuation process will create disputes

Oct 16, 2018

Phase five firms are concerned the process of producing figures will lead to conflict. Others are keeping implementation projects on ice in the hope that BCBS-Iosco will bend to their lobbying

Priips: fixed income goes super-vanilla to avoid rules

Oct 2, 2018

In the latest of many unintended consequences, here DCM desks explain how they’re removing features designed to protect investors to ensure retail can still access deals

US managers still blindsided by Priips

Sep 27, 2018

Many small to medium-sized investment firms have been forced to start again from scratch following the FCA’s July guidance, with retail platforms removing US-manufactured products in the meantime

STS: buyside wants clarity on pricing

Sep 25, 2018

Portfolio managers want more flexibility on the type of information provided pre-pricing under the Securitisation Regulation. Here they tell Practice Insight why the rules are impossible to meet in their current form



Special reports


Libor Survey Report

Latest report

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