Crypto-currencies — specifically their uses, issues, challenges, and the emerging policy surrounding them — are discussed by Sviatoslav Rosov, PhD, an analyst in the capital markets policy group of CFA Institute. If security measures are so robust, how have there been breaches? Will crypto-currencies become mainstream? What do banks and regulators think? Watch and find out.
BlackRock has brought to NYSE Arca two exchange-traded funds implementing different factor-based investing strategies. The BlackRock US Equity Factor Rotation ETF uses a factor-rotation model to pick stocks, while iShares Focused Value Factor ETF focuses on value stocks. ETF Trends (21 Mar.)
A Basel Committee on Banking Supervision report estimates the Basel III output floor will result in the single largest Tier 1 capital requirement for 41.4% of European banks. The portion of banks subject to the leverage ratio is expected to decline to 37.9%, while the portion bound by risk-based capital requirements is expected to fall to 20.7%. Risk (subscription required) (21 Mar.)
The UK Financial Conduct Authority says more than 1,000 EU firms and fund managers have signed on to the temporary permissions regime before a deadline Thursday. The FCA plans to issue authorization-application dates soon, with the first expected to run from October to December and the last from January to March 2021. Finance Magnates (21 Mar.)
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