Region: International

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

“Regulatory underlaps”: FSB stablecoin report warns of fragmentation

The Financial Stability Board has warned that stablecoin regulation is becoming too fragmented as countries take divergent approaches, which is creating “underlaps” of oversight.

11 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

Tighten up ESG-linked derivatives to avoid greenwashing, ISDA urges

Trade organisation ISDA has called for reform in the ESG-friendly investment sector, calling on market participants to adopt quantitative key performance indicators to verify that sustainability-linked derivatives meet their stated goals.

15 September 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

Investors should pay for MMF redemptions, say FSB proposals

The Financial Stability Board has proposed an overhaul of regulators’ approach to money market funds, calling for investors to pay to redeem funds, after a report into large panicked redemptions at the outset of the covid-19 crisis.

05 July 2021

CBDCs get BIS seal of approval

The Bank for International Settlements has backed two-tier central bank digital currencies, with its head of research calling them “a concept whose time has come”.

24 June 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

Is the European CMBS market set for a revival?

The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on financial markets has been compared by many to the aftereffects of the post-2008 financial crisis, and for good reason. Reed Smith partners Jason Richardson and Iain Balkwill ask whether European commercial mortgage-backed securitisation will survive, or whether the pandemic has sounded a second death-knell for this form of securitisation.

28 April 2021

“Britcoin?” UK unveils CBDC taskforce

The United Kingdom has moved a step closer to developing a digital version of its currency.

19 April 2021

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