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BIS: Firms to have 'severe' stress tests
Monday 19 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Financial conglomerates will be required to carry out group-wide 'severe' stress tests on a regular basis and report these to supervisors under new proposals issued by the Bank for International Settlements' joint forum.
Basel unveils bank disclosure template
Monday 19 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Banks will be required to update a publicly available document when they issue or repay a capital instrument under disclosure rules brought in under the Basel III agreement.
IASB confirms IFRS 9 delay to 2015
Friday 16 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The International Accounting Standards Board has finally confirmed a two-year delay for the IFRS 9 standard, which will now be mandatory from 2015.
Accountants agree on offsetting 'Plan B'
Friday 16 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
US and international accounting standards setters have been unable to reach agreement on new joint standards relating to the way that firms offset their assets and liabilities.
Basel outlines credit protection supervision
Friday 16 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Supervisors will take into account the cost of credit protection that has not yet been recognised in earnings when assessing a bank's capital adequacy under Basel standards.
Achieving operational excellence
Geoff Hodge Thursday 15 Dec 2011 | Geoff Hodge & Phil Davies
A radical step change is needed in the way technology is viewed with firms needing to re-think the way they use fund accounting tools, argue Phil Davies and Geoff Hedge of Milestone Group.
Cayman rings changes for mutual funds
Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 | Deborah Poole
Legislation affecting the way mutual funds are managed in the Cayman Islands was green-lighted last week. Deborah Poole, partner at law firm Walkers, offers the inside track on this new regulatory shake-up.
Banks 'falsifying accounts' to overpay profits
Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
The world's largest banks are fiddling their accounts and lying to investors over the state of their finances so as to pay out overgenerous bonuses and dividends, a leading free-market think tank has claimed.
Prada teams up with IFRS Foundation
IFRS headquarters - IFRS Foundation Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Former French regulator Michel Prada has been appointed chairman of a key oversight body for accounting rules-setter the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.
BoE moots new global rules and taxes
Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
The Bank of England has said a "fundamental overhaul" of the world economic and monetary system may be required, involving the imposition of tough rules and taxes to deal with global imbalances.
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