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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #6

Industry associations agree cyber principles - ISDA, the European Banking Federation and the Global Financial Markets Association have published a set of common principles they hope will encourage effective global policy...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #4

Treasury updates sanctions - The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has amended the sanctions lists in respect of North Korea. (Source: Treasury updates sanctions)...more

EBA Amends Historical Look-Back Approach Method for Calculating Additional Collateral Outflows

On May 3, 2016, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued an opinion to the European Commission supporting the Commission’s proposed amendment to the historical look-back approach (HLBA) methodology used in the draft...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and US Federal Deposit Insurance...

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a net stable funding ratio in the US, in line with the framework previously established by the Basel...more

European Banking Authority Revised Technical Standards on Additional Collateral Outflows under the Capital Requirements Regulation

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the European Commission's intention not to endorse final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on additional collateral outflows, prepared under the Capital Requirements...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #26

Commission reports on CMU - The Commission has published a working report on the progress and momentum around the CMU action plan since its launch in September 2015. The first report also sets out 11 key initiatives...more

Derivatives: ISDA Announces 2016 New York Law Variation Margin Credit Support Annex

On April 14, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) announced the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin for use with New York law transactions (the 2016 CSA). ISDA is in...more

Erratum to Consultation on Basel III Leverage Ratio Framework Published

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published an erratum to its April 2016 consultation paper on proposed revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework. The proposals contained in the consultation paper include...more

European Commission Requests European Banking Authority to Assist in its Review of EU Capital Requirements Regulation

Two letters from Olivier Guersent DG FISMA of the European Commission to Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority, on issues associated with its review of the Capital Requirements Regulation were published....more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Publishes Pre-announced Jurisdiction Buffer Decisions

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a list of jurisdiction specific pre-announced buffer decisions. In December, 2010, the Basel Committee published Basel III: a global regulatory framework for more...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #22

TCFD consults on forthcoming work - TCFD has launched a questionnaire seeking views to inform its thinking throughout the year whilst its recommendations are still under development. The consultation asks questions on...more

European Commission Issues Call for Advice on Own Fund Requirements for Market Risk

On April 22, 2016, the European Banking Authority published a call for advice it had received from the European Commission regarding revisions to the own fund requirement for market risk as part of the CRR review. The...more

US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research Releases Brief Regarding Global Systemically Important Banks

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research published a paper analyzing data on global systemically important banks, based on data released in 2013 and 2014 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The OFR...more

Consultation on Guidelines for Prudential Treatment of Problem Assets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a consultation document on guidelines for the prudential treatment of problem assets focusing on credit categorization definitions. In the context of the financial crisis,...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #16

Payments UK launches Standards Collaboration Framework - Payments UK has launched a new Standards Collaboration Framework to help the industry better access and implement the standards it relies on. Payments UK also...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Issues Guidance on Basel Committee Consultation on Operational Risk...

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation and Basel Coordination Committee issued a bulletin that provides supervisory guidance with respect to the issuance of...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #12

Basel Committee reports on adoption of the Basel framework - The Basel Committee has published its tenth progress report on adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework as part of the Committee’s regulatory consistency...more

Bridging the Week - April 2016 #2

CFTC Again Extends Deadlines for New OCR Compliance; Puts Pressure on FCM Clients Who Will Not Provide Adequate Information Regarding Trading Control - Late last week, staff of the Division of Market Oversight of the...more

Proposed Revisions to the Basel III Leverage Ratio Framework Published

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published proposals to revise the existing leverage ratio framework. The proposals include amendments to the : (i) measurement of derivative exposures by adopting a modified version...more

Basel Committee on Banking Standards Second Report on Risk-weighted Assets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a second report on banking book risk-weighted asset valuation. The report forms part of the Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme with the aim of effecting full...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #6

IOSCO updates information repository for OTC clearing - IOSCO has published an updated version of its information repository for central clearing requirements for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The repository sets...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Disclosure of Information on Commodity Derivatives Markets or Related Spot Markets under MAR - On March 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") opened a public...more

BCBS Reports on Regulatory Consistency of Risk-Weighted Assets for Credit Risk in the Banking Book

On April 1, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”) issued its second report: an analysis of risk-weighted assets (“RWA”) for credit risk in the banking book. The report’s first objective is to identify the main...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #1

Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring FAQs - The Basel Committee has published an updated version of its Basel III monitoring FAQs, including new questions on the “DefCap” worksheet, large exposures and the...more

Basel Committee on Banking Standards Proposes Amendments to the Internal Rating Based Approach

The Basel Committee on Banking Standards launched a consultation on changes to the advanced internal ratings based approach and the foundation IRB approach so as to reduce variation in capital requirements for credit risk...more

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