Topic: Securities

New Year’s resolution: South Korea plans digital securities framework

As South Korea celebrates the lunar new year, its securities regulator is preparing new regulations for tokenised securities issuance, as part of a capital markets regulatory overhaul planned for early February.

24 January 2023

Don’t rely on prudential tweaks to revive EU securitisation market, regulators say

The EU’s financial regulators are warning the European Commission against pinning  too much hope on changing the prudential framework for securitisations in its attempt to revive the “subdued” market in the EU.

15 December 2022

Credit Suisse reaches US$495 million settlement in nine-year-old RMBS case

New Jersey’s securities regulator has agreed to settle a long-running claim against three Credit Suisse entities over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities, resolving what the bank says is the largest of the RMBS-related exposures on its docket.

26 October 2022

Barclays faces class action over excess securities sale

Barclays is facing a class action lawsuit over its recent sale of around US$17.64 billion of unregistered securities, as the bank’s talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the blunder continue.

28 September 2022

“Cultural shift” needed to fill ASIC capability gaps, competence review finds

Australia’s recently-established review body for financial regulators has told the country’s securities regulator it needs a “substantial uplift” in its data and tech capabilities in order to meet the financial sector’s needs.

30 August 2022

Securities industry body prepares to extend master agreement to digital assets, with Ashurst advising

The International Securities Lending Association is pushing to extend its Global Master Securities Lending Agreement to crypto assets, with a team from Ashurst advising.

10 August 2022

China enacts “historic” futures and derivatives law

China has enacted its first “fundamental” futures and derivatives statute, making it a clean netting jurisdiction for the first time – but there are fears its new status could run its firms up against a rapidly-approaching global deadline.

03 August 2022

“Greening the economy is more important than growing the green economy”: MAS release annual green report

The head of Singapore’s regulator has pledged to focus on “greening the economy” while announcing tightened-up disclosure requirements to prevent greenwashing.

01 August 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

Regulator networks ideal for crypto supervision, IOSCO told

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published a framework for supervisory colleges, after regulators told the body they could help monitor risks posed crypto trading platforms.

24 January 2022

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