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2012 vision: The move to centralised reporting
Thursday 29 Dec 2011 | John Mitchell
As regulators set out their requirements for over-the-counter derivatives data reporting, regulatory pressures and operational complexities will only continue to multiply says John Mitchell, VP global sales at data management firm Asset Control.
S&P: Why we changed our rating criteria
Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Jayan Dhru
Standard and Poor's recently revamped its rating criteria for banks in light of the financial crisis. Jayan Dhru, global head of financial institution ratings at the agency explains the logic behind the move.
Basel: Credit risk adjustments for derivs
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
The Basel Committee is proposing that all debit valuation adjustments for over-the-counter derivatives should be fully deducted when banks are calculating their common equity tier one capital ratios.
EU nod to Jersey zero-ten 'fantastic'
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Jersey authorities breathed a sigh of relief this week after EU finance ministers ratified an agreement that sees the financial centre retain its controversial zero-ten tax regime, albeit slightly modified.
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 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.
Hong Kong 'world's top financial centre'
Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Hong Kong has usurped New York and London as the world's most developed financial centre, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.
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.
Is listing always the best course of action?
Monday 12 Dec 2011 | Tamara Menteshvili
A host of considerations must be explored before deciding whether a listing is the best route to market, says Tamara Menteshvili, founding director and chief executive of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
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