Banking & Finance publications
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Reg Watch April 2018
Reg Watch July 2018
Climate change: a threat to the stability of the financial services
With rising global temperatures comes an ever growing pressure on the financial services sector to respond and prepare for the far reaching effects of climate change. The impacts upon the sector are already being felt – extreme weather events are creating significant losses for insurers and credit risks for banks, and pressures on businesses to demonstrate sustainable businesses and incorporate ‘green finance’ are forcing firms to adapt their business models. The FSB, PRA and FCA have also each had their say in how companies should be adapting and managing their exposure to climate change risks.
LIBOR reform: the clock is ticking
Would the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) start to worry about the ability of their supervised banks and insurers to transition from to sacred London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA)?
Euro vs Sterling vs Dollar vs… Libra??
The status quo of banking has been disrupted with Facebook’s recent announcement of its Libra cryptocurrency project on June 18, 2019. Crypto-asset societies around the world were nervously excited while the regulators had their eyes wide open.
The EBA’s latest annual Report at a glance: what are its key focus areas and upcoming priorities?
Reg Watch June 2019
IBOR reform moves forward, but challenges remain
In this latest review of the ongoing IBOR reforms, we report on recent developments at the different international standard-setters and regulatory bodies and examine some of the preparations for pre-cessation fall-back that the market are undertaking. The financial services sector is no doubt working to strengthen other benchmarks ahead of the transition, however there remains a distinct hesitation and uncertainty around the alternatives.