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Better together? The future of US bank mergers

The bank merger framework in the United States is under the microscope for the first time in years, after President Biden announced an executive order that could have a lasting effect on how banks conduct business. But what would overhauling the merger framework actually look like?

19 April 2022

Recent US banking mergers: a survey

GBRR looks at the last three years of mergers that have produced banks with over US$100 billion in total assets – and the law firms which acted on them.

19 April 2022

A sit-down with Rostin Behnam

Recently confirmed after a year as acting chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rostin Behnam spoke to the Institute of International Bankers’ annual summit about crypto, climate, diversity, and the challenges of running a commission with only two commissioners.

24 March 2022

Fintechs should invite the regulators in

Tony Brown, head of compliance and money laundering reporting officer of IFX Payments, argues that regulatory staff need to be upskilled to make regulation work for the fintech industry.

23 March 2022

“Banking is on the front lines now”: OCC’s Hsu links geopolitical and climate risk at IIB summit

The United States’ acting comptroller of the currency Michael Hsu has argued that banks should treat climate risk with the same “bread-and-butter” scenario analysis tools they are currently using to assess their geopolitical risk following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in remarks to the International Institute of Bankers’ first in-person summit in two years.

10 March 2022

Heads Up: with Jenny Stainsby at Herbert Smith Freehills

“It’s not something you can do on the side.” Herbert Smith Freehills’ global head of financial services regulatory Jenny Stainsby speaks to GBRR about why financial regulation needs a dedicated practice, monitoring the regulatory waves, and how legal practice is like peeling potatoes.

23 February 2022

The road ahead: GBRR's predictions for 2022

Climate. Merger policy. Enforcement. Cybersecurity and AI. Gender and diversity. Fintech, crypto and decentralised finance. 2022 is set to see advances from regulators across the world – but what can banks and their advisors expect? GBRR spoke to leading practitioners across the US, Europe, the UK, Russia and the Asia Pacific for their predictions for the year ahead in banking regulation.

07 February 2022

Individual accountability and the SMCR: a portent of success for the FCA's new Consumer Duty?

Similarities between the FCA’s introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and current proposals for a consumer duty, may be a harbinger of success for the latter, writes Jenny Stainsby, the head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ global financial services regulatory practice.

12 January 2022

Are tokens securities?

Despite their growing popularity as an investment, the United States’ financial regulators are yet to implement a regulatory structure around digital assets. What is taking so long?

08 November 2021

The Consultation: GBRR meets Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia

“AML is never off the agenda.” In the first of our series of interviews with key figures from the consultancy world, GBRR sat down with Philippa Allen, CEO of Asia-focused compliance consulting firm ComplianceAsia.

01 November 2021

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