Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SPECIAL REPORT: Implementing the U.S. Volcker Rule: The ‘Covered Fund’ Restrictions

June 23, 2014 by  
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This is the second part of a two-part Special Report exploring the requirements and issues for compliance with the final Volcker Rule regulation issued by five U.S. federal agencies…

SPECIAL REPORT: Implementing the U.S. Volcker Rule: The Proprietary Trading Prohibition

April 29, 2014 by  
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This is the first part of a two-part Special Report exploring the requirements and issues for compliance with the final Volcker Rule regulation issued by five U.S. federal agencies…

The EU Financial Services Regulatory Reform Agenda: What More Are We Waiting For?

September 27, 2013 by  
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It has been six years since the onset of the financial crisis, and the EU regulatory landscape is still being overhauled with unprecedented vigour…

SPECIAL REPORT: The EU Financial Services Regulatory Reform Agenda: What More Are We Waiting For?

September 9, 2013 by  
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It has been six years since the onset of the financial crisis, and the EU regulatory landscape is still being overhauled with unprecedented vigour…

U.S. Federal Reserve Approves Final Rule Implementing Basel III Capital Standards

July 9, 2013 by  
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The Federal Reserve cleared a final rule implementing heightened global capital standards for U.S. banks in a long-awaited action on Basel III that gave some relief to community lenders and took a stricter line with the biggest banks, as part of an overriding effort to make the financial system safer…

Central Banks, Supervisors Ease Basel Liquidity Rules, Extend Implementation Time

January 9, 2013 by  
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Central bank governors and banking supervisors from the world’s major financial markets announced a deal Jan. 6 that will ease some restrictions for banks under a proposed new global liquidity standard and give them additional time to meet the new requirements…

Basel Committee Proposes Increase in Banks’ Capital Levels for Securitization Exposures

January 3, 2013 by  
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Dec. 18 issued proposed changes to its existing capital rules which could substantially increase the set-aside requirements for banks with securitization exposures…

HSBC Agrees to Pay U.S.$1.9 Billion to Resolve U.S. Money Laundering Case

December 19, 2012 by  
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The London-based HSBC Group and HSBC Bank USA have agreed to pay $1.9 billion and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) to resolve charges of money laundering and doing business with countries subject to U.S. sanctions…

U.S. Federal Reserve Proposes Guidelines for Foreign Banks in Keeping with U.S. Bank Capital Standards

December 19, 2012 by  
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Big foreign banks would face capital standards applied to their U.S. counterparts and be required to maintain a 30-day buffer of highly liquid assets under a proposal Dec. 14 by the Federal Reserve that makes significant change in its regulation of overseas lenders…

European Commission, Germany at Odds over Scope of Banking Supervision Proposal

August 28, 2012 by  
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The EC is set for a major clash with Germany over the scope of an upcoming banking supervision legislative proposal considered key to breaking the link between sovereign debt and undercapitalized financial institutions that has made it so difficult to end the eurozone crisis that has been going on for more than two years…

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