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Crisis management: A lesson from history
Wednesday 3 Aug 2011 | William A. Allen and Richhild Moessner
Commentators frequently speak of the parallels between the 2008 crisis and the Wall Street Crash of 1931, however policy makers would do well to consider the divergences too, explain professors Richhild Moessner and William A. Allen of the Bank for International Settlements and Cass Business School.
Getting to grips with IFRS 9 reforms
Friday 29 Jul 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The International Accounting Standards Board has announced that the introduction of IFRS 9 standards, concerning complex areas such as impairment and hedge accounting, will be delayed until around 2015. Andrew Hickley looks at the issues that must be overcome during this time.
MEPs call for flexibility on liquidity ratios
Thursday 21 Jul 2011 | Jacqui Street
Policymakers in Europe are still digesting the European Commission’s final proposals for the fourth Capital Requirements Directive but the liquidity requirements continue to be a key area of contention. The European Parliament rapporteur on CRD IV and MEP Othmar Karas underlined the importance of liquidity provisions when his report was adopted in October 2010.
MEPs to vote against CRD capital limit
Thursday 21 Jul 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee member Vicky Ford MEP has criticised a European Commission requirement making it harder for national regulators to impose greater capital requirements on their banks.
Banking reforms taking hold in the Gulf
Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 | Jacqui Street
In light of the recent political upheaval, an uncertain construction sector and the implementation of Basel III, changes are afoot for banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Jacqui Street investigates.
Interview: Singapore Exchange takes a ‘risk angle’
Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange’s approach to supervision and regulation is essentially “disclosure-based”, says Richard Teng, its new head of regulation, with responsibility for issuer regulation, member supervision, market surveillance and enforcement.
Aima: Singapore’s regulators ‘sit and wait’
Friday 24 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Hedge fund managers coming to Singapore benefit from an “extremely light” regulatory regime, but headaches are around the corner thanks to the extraterritorial effects of Dodd Frank and the EU’s AIFM directive, says Ho Han Ming of the Alternative Investment Management Association.
SVCA: Singapore is ‘rolling out the red carpet’
Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Singapore firms are “gloating” after attracting huge capital inflows as a result of political upheavals and regulatory clampdowns elsewhere around the world, asserts Raj Rajkumar, vice chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
Financial Stability Board: under the spotlight
Friday 17 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
The Financial Stability Board is charged with maintaining the openness and transparency of the financial sector, yet its own internal processes are shrouded in secrecy. Should emerging markets get a greater say and will Mario Draghi step down as chair? Will Henley reports.
Expert view: Fund management in Singapore
Monday 13 Jun 2011 | Elaine Chan
The drivers behind the growth of Singapore’s fund management industry as well as incoming regulatory changes are examined by Elaine Chan, partner and joint financial services regulatory head of law firm Wong Partnership.
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