Special reports

Special reports


Practice Insight’s special reports are based on anonymised surveys of hundreds of senior in-house lawyers, traders, credit analysts, and trading venues from across the market. They provide valuable client-side data for advisors and peer intelligence for financial institutions by tackling the implementation challenges of key reforms, from the granularities of regulatory reporting to the future of benchmarks.

Special report: Lessons Learned? The accumulative impact of post-crisis regulation

Sep 5, 2019

What's happened since Lehman Brothers went bust? Is the system less risky now than 11 years ago? Practice Insight has spent months assessing the impact and effectiveness of the new regulatory regimes

Lessons Learned part six: The crisis of tomorrow

Oct 15, 2019

Why monetary policy is not going to be able to provide the same levels of support to the economy when the next recession comes, and other insights. Part six of Practice Insight's accumulative impact series

Lessons Learned part five: The new universal safeguards

Oct 9, 2019

Although post-crisis reforms have been relatively successful at tackling glaring fault lines, the financial system might not be as resilient to shocks as it seems. This is part five of Practice Insight’s accumulative impact of regulation series

Lessons Learned part four: Big is best?

Oct 2, 2019

From “big is best”, to the predominance of US banks, the push towards more technology, and the contentious rise of shadow banking, part four of Practice Insight's accumulative impact series explores the relation between competition and regulation

Lessons Learned part three: More fragmentation in the short term

Sep 24, 2019

In the current political climate, fragmentation looks set to continue at least in the short term – despite the wishes of both markets and regulators. Part three of Practice Insight’s accumulative impact series marks the 10th anniversary of the G20 Pittsburgh summit

Lessons Learned part two: Culture improves, with caveats

Sep 19, 2019

Individual accountability rules have fostered an atmosphere of caution. Significant cultural challenges exist in other areas, such as remuneration, financial literacy, and P&L. This is part two of Practice Insight’s accumulative impact series

Lessons Learned part one: Transparency at the cost of simplicity

Sep 12, 2019

After more than 40 hours of interviews with senior policymakers, bankers and lawyers, Practice Insight’s landmark investigation into the accumulative impact of all post-crisis financial regulation is finally here. Part one looks at non-standardised reporting regimes, Mifid II, shadow banking, cross-border data sharing and costs, and more

SOFR survey part three: 45% still uncertain Libor will even expire

Aug 8, 2019

The third and final part of Practice Insight's survey on the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) looks at whether Libor will expire at the end of 2021 as promised, whether SOFR will become the preferred successor and whether a low-volume curve in the swaps industry should cause concern