Financial Regulatory Forum

Brave new world for U.S. financial stability council after MetLife

May 3, 2016

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) – The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council’s recent review of the asset management industry seemed a rather routine piece of regulatory work. But the review released last week comes in a charged atmosphere for the council because of a court decision that rescinded its designation of insurer MetLife as a systemically important financial institution, or SIFI. (more…)

U.S. regulatory guidance improves quality of resolution plans, but more work remains

October 27, 2015

Banks need to improve data management and reporting practices in their U.S. mandated resolution plans, but they have nonetheless made progress in meeting regulators’ expectations with the help of customized playbooks on issues such as governance, reporting, and management information systems, participants learned in a webinar by consultancy Deloitte(more…)

Broker-dealers face big compliance challenge, new costs in FINRA stress tests

September 30, 2015

By Richard Satran, Regulatory Intelligence

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 (Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) – Broker-dealers who have been largely spared the burden of the painful stress testing that major bank faced after the financial crisis of 2008 will finally taste some of the medicine given to the financial giants.

COLUMN-EU bank stress tests: what’s the point?

March 4, 2011

Employees of the Deutsche Bank walk in front of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes EiseleBy Keith Mullin, Editor at Large, International Financing Review; the views expressed are his own.

ANALYSIS-Ratings uncertainty stunts contingent capital growth

August 9, 2010

By Jane Merriman

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Contingent capital, a breed of hybrid bond that could help capitalise banks in crisis, will struggle to grow into a mainstream asset class if rating agencies persist in refusing to rate it.

COLUMN-Stress tests and cargo cults: James Saft

July 9, 2010

(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

By Jim Saft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 8 (Reuters) – How are European officials orchestrating the bank stress tests like Pacific islanders speaking into coconuts and waiting for cargo to drop from the skies?

ANALYSIS-Gloom starts to lift in euro zone crisis

July 9, 2010

By Timothy Heritage

BRUSSELS, July 9 (Reuters) – Gloom over the future of the euro zone is starting to lift after months of crisis, with policy makers sounding increasingly confident that the worst is over.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Far too little stress in U.S. bank reform

April 6, 2010

— The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

Czech central bank sees banks withstanding shocks

February 23, 2010

    PRAGUE, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The Czech banking system will maintain sufficient capital adequacy in all projected scenarios of economic and market development, central bank stress tests showed on Tuesday. (more…)

EU watchdogs to conduct system-wide bank stress test

January 26, 2010

BRUSSELS, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union banking supervisors will again test of the banking system’s ability to withstand shocks, a top regulatory official said on Tuesday.