Features

Two brave new AML/CTF worlds

With the UK and EU issuing new AML/CTF packages within days of one another over the summer, Anna Bradshaw, partner at Peters & Peters in London, warns banks to prepare for ever more complexity.

18 October 2021

Heads Up: with Damian Carolan at Allen & Overy – Part 2

“There’s an open question of what is the right structural model for regulation and policymaking in the UK.” In the second of GBRR’s two-part interview with Allen & Overy’s UK head of financial regulation Damian Carolan, we discuss distributed ledger technology, Brexit, ESG, and the drivers of regulatory divergence around the world.

13 October 2021

Heads Up: with Damian Carolan at Allen & Overy

“There are not a lot of people who are cut out for this”: In the first of a two-part interview with A&O’s UK head of financial regulation Damian Carolan, he discusses innovation, the importance of a global network, and what he thinks marks out the top-tier regulatory practices from the also-rans.

07 October 2021

Heads Up: with Linklaters’ Peter Bevan

“I think we will begin to see a fair degree of divergence”: In the first of GBRR’s "Heads Up" series, profiling the heads of banking regulatory practices, we sat down with Linklaters’ global head of financial regulation Peter Bevan, to discuss the future of UK and EU regulation post-Brexit, the challenges of running a global practice, and why the shift to sustainability may be the dominating theme of the next decade of regulation.

16 August 2021

If it walks like a bank…

In the last year, the banking sector has weathered the covid-19 crisis, but the demises of non-banks Archegos, Greensill and Wirecard have raised questions about the distinctions between bank and non-bank regulation. As fintechs continue to innovate, and alternative lenders offer an increasingly wide range of services, do regulators need to widen their perimeter?

14 July 2021

FRTB: Why the answer to banks' data challenge lies close to home

Alexander Dorfmann, senior product manager, financial information at financial market infrastructure operator SIX, argues banks should leverage the data they have already collected from past regulatory initiatives to meet the challenges associated with the Basel III Fundamental Review of the Trading Book.

17 May 2021

The FCA’s NatWest probe: has the regulator bitten off more than it can chew?

Thomas Cattee, white-collar crime specialist at Gherson in London, examines the Financial Conduct Authority’s recently-launched criminal proceedings against NatWest – the first case it has brought against a bank under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

01 April 2021

A crack of light into the FCA’s cum-ex approach

Corker Binning partners David Corker and Claire Cross discuss a busy year in relation to the fallout from the cum-ex trading scandal, as a new case sheds light onto the Financial Conduct Authority's "leisurely" approach to commencing regulatory hostilities.

15 March 2021

Stalled at the lights: meeting regulatory expectations for operational resilience

Don’t forget about the key capabilities needed to deliver operational resilience programmes successfully, writes Sundeep Gupta, a managing consultant at PA Consulting in London.

03 February 2021

What will Biden’s presidency mean for banking regulation?

Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the United States’ next president – triggering an overhaul of the federal government and its regulatory agencies. What can banking regulation practitioners around the world expect from the new administration?

19 November 2020

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