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September 2010


3rd September 2010 - ICFR Comment - Securitisation Must Take the Centre Stage Again


1st September 2010 - While You Were Away: An Update on Financial Regulation Developments
 

August 2010

17th August 2010 - Thoughts on Regulation and the Future Shape of the Financial System – an IMF View
 

July 2010

8th July 2010 - ICFR Comment - Regulatory Round-up: Synthesis of Key Commentaries in the Last 6 Months


June 2010 


28th June 2010 - Reputation in Financial Services: Keynote Speech by David Currie, Chairman of the ICFR, at the Communications Magazine Conference


23rd June 2010 - ICFR Comment - The G20 and the Financial Regulatory Cycle - Summary of Dr Richard Reid's speech at the ICFR-UCL-PRMIA conference on 17th June 2010
 

May 2010

27th May 2010 - ICFR Comment by Barbara Ridpath, CEO of the ICFR - A Week is a Long Time in the Markets 


April 2010


21st April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Puts Options and Proposals for Bank Taxes to the G20


20th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Mulls Optimal Financial Size and Ability to Deal with Financial Crisis


20th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF: Financial Stress Eases - Risks Remain


19th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - Bank Taxes & Levies - Fire Prevention or Sprinklers?


14th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Focuses on Central Counterparty Role in OTC Derivatives Reform


14th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Looks at Absorption of Global Liquidity and Merits of Capital Controls


13th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Looks at Regulating Systemic Risk, Absorbing Global Liquidity and Making Trading Safer in OTC Derivatives 


6th April 2010 - ICFR Comment - UK Elections: Implications for Regulation
 

March 2010


31st March 2010 - ICFR Comment - Bank of England’s Mr Haldane Takes a Look at the Costs of Banking “Pollution”


25th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - Malaysia Central Bank Puts its Regulatory Response in the Context of the International Debate


24th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - UK Finance Minister Presents Budget - Outlines Principles for a Systemic Risk Tax on Banks


22nd March 2010 - ICFR Comment - International Initiatives to Tackle Bank Failure and Crisis Management Gain Traction Ahead of IMF and G20 Meetings


18th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - UK FSA Chairman Discusses Options for Managing Credit & Asset Prices


14th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - BIS Report to G20 Points to Potential Gaps in the Regulation of Systemic Risk


12th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - Regulatory Round-up: EU AIFM Directive/Senator Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill/UK FSA Consumer Protection Committee


11th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - Regulatory Arbitrage – The Case of Credit Default Swaps (CDS)


8th March 2010 - ICFR Comment - Basel III and the “Paradox of Financial Instability”


3rd March 2010 - ICFR Comment - US Consumer Protection: Senate Waters Down Obama Reforms


3rd March 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Publishes Views on EU Cross-Border Crisis Management Framework for Banks


2nd March 2010 - ICFR Comment - India Budget Includes Reforms in the Areas of Financial Inclusion and Regulation


1st March 2010 - ICFR Comment - European Financial Regulator Warns Against Political and Industry Resistance to Change

 

February 2010
 

26th February 2010 - ICFR Comment - Geneva Association Issues Systemic Risk Report on Insurance


22nd February 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Working Paper Discusses Risk and the Corporate Structure of Banks


16th February 2010 - ICFR Comment - EU Finance Ministers worry about Greece - but also Consider Response to the US "Volcker" Rule


2nd February 2010 - ICFR Comment - G7 - Financial Crises and Regulation – Fire Prevention vs. Better Sprinklers


January 2010

 
29th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Consultation on Financial Sector Taxation - G7 Seeks to put International Cooperation back on Track


26th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Revises up Global Growth Forecasts but Highlights Ongoing Financial Fragility


26th January 2010 - ICFR Comment -  Indian Central Banker Ponders Deposit Insurance Schemes


25th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - The BIS issues principles & standards for compensation in financial services


22nd January 2010 - ICFR Comment - Obama Bank Reform Plans Give G7 Plenty to Discuss Next Week and in Canada


22nd January 2010 - ICFR Comment - US President Obama Proposes Measures to Restrict Size and Activity of Major Banks


19th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - Canada Worries about the Political Momentum for Reform of Financial Regulation


18th January 2010 - ICFR News - EU Securities Supervisor Moots Price Disclosure Rules for “Dark Pools”


10th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - BIS report to G20 points to potential gaps in regulation of systemic risk


5th January 2010 - ICFR Comment - IMF Calls for Views on Financial Sector Tax


 

December 2009

18th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - The ECB ponders the challenges for the new European regulatory architecture


18th December 2009 - ICFR News - ECB Releases Financial Stability Review – Includes Studies on the ESRC, Systemic Risk and Asset Prices


18th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - Basel Committee Details Bank Capital Proposals - Leaves Wiggle Room for Transition


17th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - Joint UK FSA and HMT paper on “Reforming OTC Derivative Markets”


16th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - Bank of England Official Ponders a Smaller Role for Banks in Financial Intermediation


16th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - Basel Review of Bank Capital Proposals Eagerly Awaited by Equity Markets


10th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - UK Treasury Paper on Risk and Responsibility in the Financial Sector


9th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - The UK Pre-Budget Report Outlines Financial Reform Proposals and Levies a Tax on Bankers’ Bonuses


9th December 2009 - ICFR News -  Reforms to the Basel II Framework – BIS Committee to Report Soon by Dr Richard Reid


8th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - CFA Survey on Dark Pools Suggests Concern Over Price Discovery Process


7th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - BIS Quarterly Report - Learning from Macro Stress Tests


4th December 2009 - ICFR Comment - OECD outlines framework for efficient financial regulation


3rd December 2009 - ICFR Comment - ECB keeps interest rates unchanged but initiates a modest exit strategy


2nd December - ICFR Comment - ECB-CFS Conference on Lessons to be Learned from the Financial Crisis


 

November 2009


23rd November 2009 - ICFR Comment - IMF - Countercyclical Prudential Regulations can Reduce Risk of Financial Instability


19th November 2009 - ICFR Comment - OECD Predicts Economic Recovery and Reviews Financial Market Policy


17th November 2009 - ICFR News - The Tobin Tax Refuses to Go Away


 17th November 2009 - ICFR Comment - IMF Examines Ability to “Predict” Asset Price Bubbles


10th November 2009 - ICFR News - US Financial Reform Bill - Update


10th November 2009 - ICFR News - US to Unveil Draft Legislation on Financial Regulation Today


8th November 2009 - ICFR News - G20 Finance Ministers Restate Aims of Balanced Growth/Progress on Regulation/FSB Updates


6th November 2009 - ICFR News - Next Steps in US Regulatory Process


5th November 2009 - ICFR News - World Bank Emphasises China’s Role in Global Recovery


4th November 2009 - ICFR Comment - G20 to Discuss Growth and Exit Strategies in Scotland


 

October 2009

30th October 2009 - ICFR Comment - UK FSA Study Suggests Raising Capital Standards can Produce a Positive Net Benefit


30th October 2009 - ICFR Comment - Geithner Stresses that the US Government Will not Allow Firms to be “too-big-to-fail” ... Read more


29th October 2009 - ICFR Comment - IMF Raises Growth Forecasts for Asia ... Read more


28th October 2009 - ICFR Comment - Alternative Trading Platforms/Dark Pools ... Read more


 27th October 2009 - ICFR Comment - Dealing with “too-big-to-fail" ... Read more