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COVID-19, banks and regulation: the road ahead in the UK and Europe

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The Covid-19 outbreak and the unprecedented emergency it presents has created a unique threat to the world’s economy. Like all sectors, banking has been impacted,...

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IBOR transition: Fallback language developments

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The expected 2021 disappearance of LIBOR requires robust fallback language for cash products and derivatives alike. Industry associations have taken initiatives to reform the historic...

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Do Asian market Libor preparations pose systemic risk to world markets?

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Since Libor was first used in financial markets in 1986, it has become the foundation of the global interbank funding market. However, regulators ruled that...

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Study highlights significant variations in HKFRS 9 reporting practices

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One year on since the HKFRS 9 standard on financial instruments came into force in Hong Kong and two years since the First Time Application...

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Re-engineering the banking sector

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In recent years, disruption to the banking sector has seen an increasing number of partnerships between banks and FinTechs, as banks look to acquire the...

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New prudential regulation for investment firms in Europe

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At the end of nearly two years of legislative work, the reform of the prudential regulation of investment firms completed its final phase with the...

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How to predict the results of P&L attribution tests in the FRTB framework?

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Under the terms of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), a bank wishing to apply the Internal Modal Approach (IMA) to calculate its...

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Is Asia on its way to IBOR transition?

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With Libor’s cessation date at the end of 2021 looming, global regulators are hastening their IBOR fallback strategies. Yet while market momentum has increased for...

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Is SOFR the ultimate replacement for USD LIBOR?

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Financial market participants – at least the largest ones – are actively preparing for the expected discontinuation of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) after...

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EBA’s Stress Test 2020 Methodology – What’s new for the banks?

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The methodology for an exercise to assess the resilience of EU banks to adverse market conditions and test the state of their capital allocations has...

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A looming climate crisis?

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Persistant negative interest rates, the inherent risk of a trade war between China and the United States, fears of a recession... all worrying signs of...

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Conduct Risk should not be underestimated during IBOR Transition

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With little more than two years to go, Libor’s cessation date continues to near. The voluntary agreement of panel banks submitting to Libor will conclude...

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