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

Has the FCA made individual responsibility in banking a reality?

Statistics recently obtained by Herbert Smith Freehills call into question whether the Senior Managers Regime has been effective in allowing UK regulators to pursue enforcement against senior individuals in financial services, writes Jenny Stainsby, the global head of the firm’s financial services regulatory practice.

06 July 2022

Heads Up: with Satish Kini at Debevoise & Plimpton

“What’s the lore, as opposed to the law?” The chair of Debevoise’s banking group Satish Kini speaks to GBRR about sanctions, credibility with regulators, and how innovation is levelling the playing field of experience.

29 June 2022

Conflicting views on “esoteric” crypto trading at IBA’s Venice summit

Financial regulators are potentially helping to create instruments that could facilitate fraud, the International Bar Association’s 37th International Financial Law Conference has heard, as supervisors worldwide begin to develop frameworks for blockchain finance.

01 June 2022

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