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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