Proposed changes by the Trump Administration to the Volcker Rule are already controversial. Linking cause and effect to risk management have only resulted in an excessively complex regulation that is proving difficult to reform in a “too big to fail”...
Criminal charges brought by Australian regulators against bankers in the ANZ cartel case represent a challenge against practices traditionally considered the norm in global underwriting syndicate culture.
Every banking system at the bottom of the financial pool crosses paths eventually, and in desperate times only a tangled morass of regulations versus sovereign imperatives awaits.
FRTB will force banks to change their operating models, bringing them out of product and trading desk silos. Bank trading culture and the trading desk concept may need to evolve to accommodate a wider picture of risk taking.
Asset managers resist bank-like capital and liquidity regulations being contemplated by regulators. But new requirements appear unavoidable given recent regulatory trends.
The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book was supposed to redefine how banks collectively manage risks. Yet, risk can still be a ‘ghost in the machine’.
While Hong Kong struggles to reduce and contain money laundering activities at existing financial institutions, the role of cryptocurrencies in undermining compliance and enforcement capabilities is overlooked.
Like a wild west cowboy town, Asian crypto-trading has overwhelmed regulatory efforts to control and discourage its growth. But regulatory confusion and misunderstanding have created opportunities and pitfalls.
Blurring the regulatory distinction between banking and financial technology creates both opportunity and pitfalls.
Recent FCA case highlights cost of mismanaged outsourcing. Potential IT problems are brewing for private equity GPs too as big deals systemically overlap banking system.