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AI: Should we bank on it?

While banks and fintechs have steeped themselves in artificial intelligence for nearly a decade, regulators and governments are only now beginning to tackle the subject. GBRR spoke to practitioners from CMS, Deloitte, London Stock Exchange Group and AI governance platform Holistic AI, about how banks are using AI, how they will be using it, and what they can expect from their regulators.

08 November 2022

“Sovereign, but within the context of a global industry”: former City minister opens GBRR Live London

Opening the first-ever “GBRR Live,” former City minister and architect of the Financial Services and Markets Bill John Glen MP spoke about how he had sought to balance “alignment with global norms” with an independent approach to regulation. Emma Siponmaa reports from London.

20 October 2022

Non-financial misconduct – where to draw the blurry line?

Global moves to tackle broader wrongdoing in finance will leave institutions grappling with evolving, ambiguous strictures for years to come, write Herbert Smith Freehills partner Chris Ninan and senior associate Michael Tan.

20 October 2022

From crisis to crisis – managing the “shock of change”

Two years in, the 2020s have so far been a decade of successive crises that have tested financial markets, pushed back the implementation of Basel III, and intensified political imperatives for growth. But can, and should, banks and regulators embed the “crisis management spirit” to cope with future shocks? Kelvin Ng reports from the European Banking Federation’s annual summit in Brussels.

19 October 2022

Treading the Tightrope – banks’ duties to victims of fraud

So far the courts have kept to a narrow definition of the Quincecare duty – much to banks’ relief. But, with the UK Supreme Court set to rule on the issue, Stevens & Bolton partner Sarah Murray considers what might be next.

13 October 2022

What’s next for the SRM?

The European Union’s Single Resolution Mechanism should expand its focus beyond G-SIBs, the governor of the Bank of France has told the annual conference of the SRM’s institutional hub – but how exactly would that work?

26 September 2022

Meet the regulator: José Manuel Campa, chair of the European Banking Authority

In the first of GBRR’s series of regulator interviews, we spoke with European Banking Authority chair José Manuel Campa about the changing regulatory landscape, the challenges of an ever more integrated financial system, and a holistic approach to regulation.

20 September 2022

Heating up: the race to regulate climate risk

As financial regulators move to expand their climate oversight of financial institutions, views on how far that supervision can go, and regulators' ability to directly regulate banks' carbon-intensive activities, are beginning to diverge between jurisdictions. GBRR asked practitioners and academics in the US, UK, European Union, Japan and Singapore to discuss whether and how regulators should get a handle on climate change.

01 August 2022

Meet the policymaker: Jan Ceyssens, European Commission

“Regulation can only do so much”: with the EU’s landmark Markets in Crypto Assets framework agreed, GBRR met with one of its key architects, the head of the European Commission’s digital finance unit Jan Ceyssens, to discuss MiCA, what open banking has in store and his hopes for a digital euro.

25 July 2022

Roundtable: Why so few “global” banks?

Has it become impossible to run a global bank? GBRR decided to explore the question in a series of roundtables – the first from the American perspective, at a roundtable populated by professionals, mostly corporate counsel, working in the US market.

11 July 2022

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