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Title: Cross-Border Regulatory Coordination Needed
Date: 5th November 2010
Location: London, UK


Barbara Ridpath, chief executive of the International Centre for Financial Regulation joined CNBC ahead of next week’s G20 which will tackle regulatory issues. “Coordination is not most important on banks’ bonuses. Banks’ bonuses are an irrelevance to most of the emerging world,” she said, adding that coordination is needed on solving problems “when banks explode that are present in many countries”.

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Title: An Analysis of U.S. and European Financial Regulatory Reform Efforts ahead of the G20 Summit
Date: 25th October 2010
Location: London, UK

Barbara Ridpath, Chief Executive of the London based International Centre for Financial Regulation, and GMF Fellow Kati Suominen discuss the future of financial regulation in Europe as well as within the context of the transatlantic relationship. In her analysis she explores the European Union’s financial regulation reform efforts in terms of the structural reorganization of supervisory authorities, which will take effect in January. Ms. Ridpath also explores divergences between U.S. and EU regulatory initiatives related to universal banking in Europe and the Volcker rule in the United States.

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Title:          Plans Vary at Start of G20
Date:         4th June 2010
Location:  London, UK

Countries should decide if they will use public money to reduce deficit or to create stabilization funds for future bailouts, Barbara Ridpath, CEO of ICFR told CNBC on Friday 4th June. The G20 leaders will struggle deciding on regulations because of political tensions and differing economies, Barbara Ridpath said.

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Title:          Taxing Times for Banks
Date:         26th April 2010
Location:  London, UK

Last week the IMF released a report which proposes taxes on financial institutions. Barbara Ridpath, CEO of ICFR, appeared on CNBC to consider the outlook for the financial sector. 

Title:          Bank Regulation Crawls Along
Date:         23rd March 2010
Location:  London, UK

Barbara Ridpath, CEO of the ICFR, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the international efforts being made to create financial regulation as a result of the crisis.  On the divergence between the proposals emanating from the US and EU, she said that whilst legislation was moving slowly, this is not necessarily a bad thing, although there will be a tendency “to overcorrect” to avoid an identical failure in the future.  She suggested that in the US, a move should be made towards a “middle path” between the status quo and the calls for a return to Glass Steagall-style rules, removing the elements that exacerbated the crisis, whilst keeping those elements that have served to benefit the economy – such as derivatives trading for hedging purposes.  On being asked why the reforms coming out of the EU were in areas that seemingly had little to do with the causes of the crisis, she conceded that there is political gain to be made in looking proactive; however, the importance of the work being done within the EU on cross-border crisis resolution, and how to deal with the failure of systemically important firms, should not be forgotten.

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Title:          Be Afraid or Be Ready
Date:         10 September 2009
Location:   London, UK

Now that laissez-faire regulation is a thing of the past, how will new regulatory pressures affect day-to-day risk management? Some worry that the data-intensive nature of future regulations will create additional bottlenecks in the risk assessment, management and reporting process. However, there are others that claim or it is a return to common sense risk management.

Regulatory reporting has long been seen as an onerous and manually intensive process. The threat of more frequent and more detailed reporting may serve to magnify this burden. While events of the past 12-18 months have stressed the need for a return to common sense risk management, at all levels of the organisation, what does this signify in reality? Does it simply relate back to data availability, capture and delivery?

These themes were discussed during this live and interactive webcast, featuring some of the industry's top thought leaders in financial risk management.

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Title:          Banks Should be Measured Equally, Globally
Date:         02 April 2009
Location:   London, UK

In the short term it (the change in mark-to-market regulation) might give investors a boost in the US, but in the long term, it is actually going to do harm," Barbara Ridpath, CEO of International Centre for Financial said. She believes that banks should be measured on the same standards globally.

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Title:          New Regulatory Body Launches in London
Date:         13 January 2009
Location:   London, UK

As governments work on ways to regulate financial markets in the wake of the biggest crisis since the Great Depression, the International Centre for Financial Regulation launched in London Tuesday. Barbara Ridpath, CEO of ICFR, discusses what the regulatory body will do.

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