The vice president of the Hedge Fund Association reflects on a turbulent year for hedge funds and regulators in the US, and warns that 2012 may not see the roll back of regulations that many demand.
Ringing the changes: An EU-wide ring-fence?
Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 | Karina Whalley & Andrew Hickley
As the UK considers moving towards a separation of investment and retail banking activities, European commissioner Michel Barnier has announced he is setting up a committee to look at applying this banking structure across Europe. Global Financial Strategy investigates the viability of such a structure.
EC's audit rules risk quantity over quality
Wednesday 7 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The European Commission's proposals to reform the audit market were released last week causing shockwaves in the sector, particularly among the big four who remain unconvinced that the new rules will achieve what they intend. Andrew Hickley investigates.
EC retaliation on rating agencies overrated
Monday 21 Nov 2011 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite being lambasted for their behaviour leading up to the financial crisis, increasingly political proposals to overhaul the conduct of credit rating agencies have found broad opposition from a range of commentators. Andrew Hickley investigates.
The future of banking in Hong Kong
Monday 14 Nov 2011 | Will Henley in Hong Kong
As Hong Kong bids to become a global capital for international banking, two leading figures in its banking sector talk to Global Financial Strategy about the challenges and opportunities in store.
Analysis: The battle to define G-Sifis
Thursday 10 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision finally released the names of 29 banks classified as globally systemically important financial institutions on Friday. But some are arguing that the lists are not an effective way of mitigating systemic risk. Global Financial Strategy spoke to industry bodies and think tanks to gauge their reaction to the designated G-Sifis.
Carney: The FSB's outspoken new chair
Monday 7 Nov 2011 | Karina Whalley
Forty-six year-old Carney is the youngest central bank chief of any of the G20 countries but the highly-vocal new chairman has a reputation for locking horns with both global regulators and banking chiefs.
EU algorithmic trading curbs risk 'exodus'
Tuesday 1 Nov 2011 | Will Henley
EU policy proposals to curb automated trading strategies have aroused concern from financial players who fear they will have serious ramifications, reports Will Henley.
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