Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN-Is the argument from liquidity a fallacy? John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
June 29, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own –

By John Kemp

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – What is the “right” level of speculative activity in commodity markets? Different people reach different conclusions, explaining the fierce debate over position limits and other attempts to impose stricter regulation that has broken out since the price spike in 2008.

U.S. SEC bolsters money market fund rules on risk, liquidity

By Reuters Staff
January 27, 2010

By Rachelle Younglai

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators adopted rules aimed at making money market funds a safer investment after the collapse of the Reserve Primary Fund triggered a run on the $3.24 trillion market in 2008.

HK central bank warns of asset price risk, fund inflows

By Reuters Staff
November 20, 2009

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Chief Executive Norman Chan, replacing the outgoing Joseph Yam, speaks to reporters in Hong Kong July 17, 2009.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip   (CHINA POLITICS BUSINESS   By Susan Fenton
HONG KONG, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s central bank chief Norman Chan warned that asset prices in the city could climb sharply next year and disconnect from fundamentals, raising the risk of a bubble, and said surging capital inflows posed a dilemma for policymakers across Asia.

S.Korea considering steps to boost bank liquidity

By Reuters Staff
November 11, 2009

SEOUL, Nov 11 (Reuters) – South Korea is looking at measures to enhance foreign currency liquidity at banks, a top regulator said on Wednesday, which reportedly may require them to hold U.S. Treasuries as a portion of their foreign assets.

EXCLUSIVE – Fast traders push alternative US risk oversight plan

By Reuters Staff
October 9, 2009

By Jonathan Spicer and Herbert Lash
NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A handful of companies, including high-frequency traders, have asked the U.S. stock clearinghouse to act as a market-wide monitor, to guard against the risk of a malfunctioning computer program spreading chaos.

COLUMN – FSA timing on liquidity rules critical: Peter Thal Larsen

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2009

– Peter Thal Larsen is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

U.S. Fed staffer urges permanent crisis liquidity program

By Reuters Staff
August 21, 2009

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 21 (Reuters) – Central banks should consider making some of their existing emergency liquidity programs permanent to minimize the stigma of accessing central bank credit, a top Federal Reserve board staffer said on Friday.

FTC issues rule to fight oil manipulation

By Reuters Staff
August 6, 2009

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade
Commission said on Thursday it would impose $1 million per day fines on energy traders engaged in price manipulation, a strong signal of the Obama administration’s desire to crack down on fraud in the oil markets.

INTERVIEW – LCH.Clearnet wary of clearing some CDSs – chief executive

July 29, 2009

By Karen Brettell and Jonathan Spicer
NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – LCH.Clearnet plans to offer clearing services for credit default swaps based on European indexes, but is wary about clearing contracts written on the debt of single issuers, Chief Executive Roger Liddell said in an interview on Wednesday.

CIT survival ensnared in regulatory battle

By Reuters Staff
July 13, 2009

By Elinor Comlay and Karey Wutkowski
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – The survival of CIT Group Inc <CIT.N>, a key source of financing for thousands of small and medium-sized companies, became ensnared in disagreements between regulators in Washington on Monday. (more…)