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Biggest banks hit by S&P; downgrade
Wednesday 30 Nov 2011 | [email protected]
The credit ratings of a number of the world’s biggest banks have been downgraded by Standard & Poor’s after the agency overhauled its ratings criteria.
No sign of ‘jumbo’ directorships in Jersey
Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 | Sarah Rayson
The ‘jumbo’ directorships scandal in Cayman would not be repeated in Jersey, which enjoys robust regulation of non executive directors, writes Sarah Rayson, director of DCG Funds Services.
ICFR casts doubt on Basel III studies
Monday 28 Nov 2011 | [email protected]
A leading regulatory think tank has cast doubt on the reliability of studies which indicate that the costs of Basel III implementation will be hard to bear.
Cayman directorship affair misses the plot
Wednesday 23 Nov 2011 | Anthony Travers
An alleged scandal about Cayman directors sitting on the boards of hundreds of companies overlooks the fact that investors just do not care, argues Anthony Travers, chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, who blames the Irish financial sector for stirring up trouble.
FTT would not have prevented crisis
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
A financial transaction tax would not have prevented the last crisis, nor would it have avoided current sovereign debt problems, according to a leading think tank.   The Institute of Economic…
Fin regs must be more consistent – survey
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Nearly two-thirds of multinational firms want to see financial regulation applied more consistently across borders and regard the regulatory environment as the main barrier to entry in key global…
In brief: Cayman directorships under fire
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | [email protected]
A small group of directors in the Cayman Islands are sitting on the boards of hundreds of hedge funds due to a demand for independent board members, according to new research. A Financial Times…
The anatomy of global economic uncertainty
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | Mohamed A. El-Erian / Project Syndicate
There is a deep sense that capitalism has become unfair and calls for a fairer system are not going to go away, according to Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief executive of Pimco and author of “When Markets Collide”.
SEC prepares for IFRS decision
Friday 18 Nov 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Staff at the US Securities and Exchange Commission have released two documents to help them decide on whether to allow use of the global IFRS reporting standard. With the SEC set to make a choice…
BIS fear on OTCs and access to CPPs
Friday 18 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Risk in the OTC derivatives market could increase if banks do not have enough direct access to central counterparties, according to a Bank for International Settlements study. The Basel body’s…
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