The Great Debate UK

The Banking Standards Review Council has the potential to make a difference

By Guest Contributor
June 12, 2014

–Tim Dolan is a Partner in the Financial Markets team in King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s London office. The opinions expressed are his own.–

from Breakingviews:

RBS shows watchdogs need power to stop M&A

December 12, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Retuers Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters Investigates:

Financial cyber-bullying?

November 22, 2010

"They love a conspiracy theory on the boards," David Jones, chief market strategist at spread betting firm IG Index told UK correspondents Rosalba O'Brien and Matt Scuffham when they were reporting for "The stock, the web, the CEO and his lawyers" . It's a look at some of the shenanigans around highly speculative resource stocks when they are discussed on message boards like  ADVFN and iii. Late-night gossip and personal insults are par for the course: some suspect organised short-sellers may be behind the talk. Given the high volumes of online trading in the UK, we wonder how long it will be before regulator FSA is forced to take a closer look.

from UK News:

Pru’s Asian misadventure: a cautionary tale

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2010

PRUDENTIAL/By Clara Ferreira-Marques

Prudential's ill-fated Asian adventure has left the company and its management badly bruised. But it has offered at least two valuable lessons for ambitious executives tempted onto the acquisition path by post-crisis, "once-in-a-lifetime" deals.

Why George Osborne should think again

July 24, 2009

– Mark Hannam is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He formerly worked at the Bank of England. He currently chairs Fair Finance, a microfinance company. The views expressed are his own. –

One cheer for Darling’s reforms

July 8, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

Ask the regulator

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2009

Hector Sants, Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority, has agreed to take questions from Reuters readers after he delivers his first major speech on the future of financial market supervision on March 12th at the Thomson Reuters Building in London.

from The Great Debate:

Credit control will be much more intrusive in future

January 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The international system of bank regulation, epitomised by the Basle II process and the light-touch principles-based regulation of Britain's Financial Services Authority (FSA) has comprehensively failed.