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Solvency II pressure on stretched insurers
Thursday 21 Apr 2011 | Ranjana Kaushal
As the January 2013 implementation date for Solvency II looms ever larger, many European insurers are seemingly unequivocal in their attitude to it: the directive remains a major threat.
Levin-Coburn recommendations - in full
Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the permanent subcommittee on investigations Thursday 14 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
The Levin-Coburn Senate inquiry puts forward 19 separate recommendations to deal with high risk lending, regulatory failures, inflated credit ratings and investment bank abuses.
Interview: Gabriel Bernardino, chair of Eiopa
Monday 11 Apr 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority was established at the start of 2011 in response to the financial crises. Global Financial Strategy checked in with new chairman Gabriel Bernardino to find out how its first quarter has gone.
US must adopt IFRS, says leading academic
Tuesday 5 Apr 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Leading academic Professor Harvey Goldschmid talks to GFS about why the US must adopt IFRS and the "tragic consequences" if it chooses not to.
Insight: UK position on EU short selling and CDS curbs
Friday 1 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
As tense negotiations in the European Council on curbs to short selling and credit default swaps remain on a knife-edge, senior policymakers in Britain gathered yesterday to dissect the controversial proposals.
The challenges of being enterprising
Wednesday 30 Mar 2011 | GDS International (Advertorial)
With up to 3 per cent of business revenue spent on document output, output management is critical for gaining large scale cost savings and driving overall business efficiencies, according to global software firm Levi, Ray & Shoup.
Are covered bonds the future?
Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The once unglamorous covered bond is again attracting the attention of investors, policymakers and regulators. Andrew Hickley speaks to the European Covered Bond Council to find out what the fuss is all about.
Regulation 'biggest challenge' facing UK banks
Tuesday 15 Mar 2011 | Andrew Hickley
A report published by one of the 'Big Four' auditors KPMG has revealed a multitude of challenges faced by the five biggest British banks in 2011 and beyond, reports Andrew Hickley.
World Bank: Do we need big banks?
Friday 11 Mar 2011 | Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
In the absence of effective market discipline, regulatory intervention may be required to curb the risks associated with big banks, writes Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, the World Bank's chief economist of financial and private sector development.
Defining high quality liquid assets
EC's Mario Nava and HEBC's Michael Anderson Friday 4 Mar 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The European Commission hinted it may reconsider the definition of high quality liquid assets at a debate on the capital requirements directive in Brussels on Wednesday. Andrew Hickley reports.
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