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FRTB: Replacing VaR with Expected Shortfall in market risk

Out with old risk metric, in with the new. Welcome to Expected Shortfall The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has been revising its market risk framework since 2012. The result of its ‘fundame...

06 Oct 2015
Anne Plested

Doesn’t ESMA time fly!

Looking at the latest changes regarding accuracy of business clocks, now reincarnated as RTS 25, I noticed a number of interesting points in the text. Most importantly, the absence of the usual claus...

06 Oct 2015
Paul Miserez

Making ISO 20022 work for you: deployment harmonisation

We at SWIFT would like to hear about your ISO 20022 plans, experiences and questions. Leading up to Sibos, we are publishing a series of weekly blogs on Finextra called "Making ISO 20022 work for...

05 Oct 2015
Standards Forum
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UK to police digital currencies

The UK has announced that it will apply anti-money laundering (AML) rules to digital currencies in a bid to both encourage and regulate their usage. The government plans to launch a new £10 million re...

30 Sep 2015
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The New Normal - The increase in Data Standards

Introduction Internal data models could face greater scrutiny from regulators as they become more familiar with trade reporting regimes and managing the increase of data now held inside trade reposito...

30 Sep 2015
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KYC: Getting the green light to transact

Banks, buysides and corporates are all squaring up to the demands of KYC. One thing they all have in common is the tussle between gathering accurate information and trade execution. Whether it’s creat...

30 Sep 2015
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Blockchain and the Digitisation of Regulation

A Hacker in Business School As the Java style capitalisation in 'CryptoSecurities' suggests, I was a proper nerd before I took a left turn into a top business school and later became a financial servi...

30 Sep 2015
Nanda Kumar

Is bank ringfencing a good thing for customer experience?

The banks in the UK are going through a time of change, not only financially but also regulatory. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced a bill two years ago which states by Janua...

29 Sep 2015
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What’s missing from ESMA’s report?

Yesterday saw the publication of ESMA’s long-awaited report on the technical standards for MiFID II / MiFIR. As well as reviewing every single word of this impressive tome – 1,532 pages spread across...

29 Sep 2015
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System failures: addressing the elephant in the room

The banking industry has a history of suffering system failures, but little has been done to prevent this type of disruption happening again. Is better business continuity the way forward in an era of...

22 Sep 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Keith Stanton

The Challenge of Customer Screening

Financial institutions are required by law to know their customers (KYC), and refuse services to any party involved in financing terrorism or money laundering. Unfortunately regulations are open to in...

18 Sep 2015
Barry Kislingbury

How can we handle settlement for cross-border immediate payments?

Global real time interoperability is in our sights – immediate payments plus the industry consensus that ISO 20022 is the standard ‘de jour’ are paving the way towards a harmonised digital banking fut...

18 Sep 2015
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