From the “continuing procession of financial scandals” to the impact of industry lobbyists, Sheila Bair, laments the sad state of U.S. regulatory reform and the needto restore public trust in the financial system.
Vincent Papa, PhD, CFA, examines the link between sovereign debt and bank risk; capital requirements for the banking industry; the need to improve transparency for derivatives; and other systemic risk issues relating to banks.
Regulators worldwide are working on shadow banking following the G20 mandate to extend regulation to previously unregulated parts of financial markets by the end of 2012. Graziella Marras examines the need for consistent outcomes at the national and regional level to avoid a regulatory patchwork and jurisdictional arbitrage.
The new Systemic Risk Council (SRC) has thrown down the gauntlet, calling on U.S. regulators to step up addressing the forces that caused the market collapse four years ago and continue to threaten the world financial marketplace.
CFA Institute and the Pew Charitable Trusts join forces with former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair to launch the Systemic Risk Council (SRC). The SRC brings together experts in investments, financial markets regulation, policy making, and academia to offer seasoned opinions on the structuring of proper systemic risk oversight.
Innovation has been a mixed bag for investors, according to an expert panel convened at the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Chicago.
Jim Allen, CFA, examines capital flows between member states and the headaches and fissures they are creating within the Eurozone.
The current state of U.S. regulatory reform is an example of regulatory fragmentation that threatens the kind of coordinated response required to deal effectively with systemic risks.
Does the shift away by corporates from seeking bank financing have an unforeseen impact on systemic risk? Vincent Papa, CFA, examines the issue.
Settlement is typically thought of as the dull, boring part of the financial system. Rhodri Preece, CFA, takes a look at the fragmented securities settlement landscape in Europe and finds that it's anything but.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) recently closed its consultation on the Australian equity market structure. The Commission is now considering how best to tackle a range of market structure issues, such as algorithmic and high-frequency trading (HFT), dark pools, price transparency, and liquidity fragmentation.
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