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The Long Long Game: The EU Financial Regulatory Agenda Into 2016 and Beyond

2016 will mark the eighth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the raft of regulatory reforms introduced in the aftermath of that event and the wider financial crisis will continue to be implemented during the...more

The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation - The SFTR will improve transparency in securities and commodities lending,...

The Regulation on Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (2015/2365) (the SFTR) is a key part of the EU's initiative to reform shadow banking following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Its aim is to...more

Step-In Risk: A New Reputational Risk

This Client Alert discusses the Basel Committee’s proposal to require banks to identify and measure the “step-in” risk from related “shadow banks.” On December 17, 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Basel...more

SFT Regulation Comes into Force on January 12, 2016

On January 12, the Regulation on Reporting and Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions will come into force (“the SFT Regulation”). Securities financing transactions (“SFTs”) allow market participants to access...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.12.16

The trail-blazing and transcendent David Bowie died this weekend after an 18-month battle with cancer. Incredibly, his reach extended beyond music, cinema, holiday duets, fashion, and stage and into our world of finance, as...more

EBA finalises guidelines on shadow banking exposures

EBA has published its final guidelines on limiting institutions’ exposures under the CRR to entities that carry out bank-like activities outside a regulated framework. The guidelines allow EU institutions to set internal...more

New EU Regulation on Securities Financing Transactions and Reuse of Collateral

Regulatory context - The regulation on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse (the “Regulation”) stems from a belief that the 2007-08 global financial crisis revealed excessive speculative...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

EBA Publishes Reports, Guidelines and Draft RTS in Relation to the CRR

The European Banking Authority (“EBA”) has published the following documents in connection with the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 575/2013) (“CRR”): Final guidelines on limits on exposures to shadow...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2015 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Fed Governor Brings Shadow Banking Into the Light

Why it matters - In addressing the impact of the so-called shadow banking industry with the financial markets, Daniel K. Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, advocated for regulation...more

Casting Light on Shadows: New Transparency Rules for Securities Finance Transactions

This article summarises potential new European regulatory obligations that may arise for any financial entity, whether located inside or outside of the European Union, that regularly or occasionally enters into securities...more

FSB reports on shadow banking

FSB has published a suite of papers on shadow banking. The papers comprise: - a progress report on actions taken to implement FSB’s two-pronged strategy to address financial stability concerns associated with shadow...more

Council adopts shadow banking reform

The Council has adopted the Regulation on transparency of securities financing transactions (SFTR) designed to improve the transparency of securities financing transactions (SFTs) in the shadow banking sector. SFTR is aimed...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Basel Committee consults on haircut floors

The Basel Committee is consulting on a proposal to incorporate the FSB policy framework for haircut floors for non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions (SFT) into the Basel III framework. The proposal is based...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2015

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

FSB discusses ongoing workplan progress

FSB has met to discuss progress in its ongoing workplan. Its key priorities include: - market liquidity and asset management: encouraging the appropriate stress testing by funds to assess their ability to meet...more

ESMA Raises Market Risk Indicator for European Securities to Highest Level

On September 14, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities Report No. 2 for 2015 (the TRV) on the European securities markets. The TRV covers the time period from...more

European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines – Part 4: The Impact of the Guidelines

In the fourth and last of our updates in the current series on the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) draft Guidelines on limits on exposures of EU regulated banks to shadow banking (the Guidelines), we examine how the...more

European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines – Part 3: The Rationale and Context Behind the Guidelines

In the third of our series of updates on the European Banking Authority (EBA) consultation paper on the draft EBA Guidelines on limits to the exposures that EU regulated banks should have to shadow banks (the Guidelines), we...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2015 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines – Part 2: What is a Shadow Banking Entity?

In the second of our series of updates on the guidelines proposed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) to minimise the risks that can transmit from the shadow banking sector to the regulated banking system (the...more

Shadow Banking Guidelines – Part 1: An Overview

Shadow banking has been a subject of great interest to financial regulators and policy makers since the global financial crisis. A topic of particular focus has been the interconnectedness between the world of unregulated...more

EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation––Shining a Light on Shadow Banking

On June 29, the Council of the European Union announced that its Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a final compromise text of the proposed regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing...more

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