Basel III - Articles and news items

ENSO and EBS Treasury partner to create Basel III platform

Trading news  •  9 August 2016  •  ENSO Financial Analytics

ENSO and EBS Treasury have announced a new partnership. Together they have created a new Basel III optimisation platform, rolling out to users soon…

Intraday Liquidity: Banks get a handle on liquid measures

April 2016  •  11 April 2016  •  Neil Dennis

In January it became mandatory for banks to report information on their intraday liquidity position every month under recommendations published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). Two months on FX-MM’s Neil Dennis examines how the process is being managed and the tools used…

Expert View: Traversing the new liquidity landscape

April 2016, Expert Views  •  11 April 2016  •  Colin Robertson, Managing Director, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon

New liquidity risk regulations are driving huge change across the market, with rigorous specifications impacting intraday liquidity availability, reporting and collateral requirements. Colin Robertson, Managing Director, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon, examines the evolving liquidity space and how banks are adapting in order to comply with the heightened demands…

Transaction Banking: Getting to grips with Basel III

April 2016  •  11 April 2016  •  Lee Taylor, Chair – Liquidity Product Council, Global Transaction Banking at iGTB

Lee Taylor, Chair – Liquidity Product Council, Global Transaction Banking at iGTB tells FX-MM’s Peter Garnham why Basel III represents a chance for banks to differentiate themselves and remain competitive with end-to-end solutions for their clients, and why there remain challenges for the market to solve…

Banks lack confidence in legacy stress testing technologies, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services white paper finds

Banking news  •  29 September 2015  •  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Opportunity to embrace stress testing as a discipline that is good for business, not just compliance…

BASEL III: Spend your budget on the carrots, don’t waste it on the stick

May 2015  •  6 May 2015  •  Anthony Pereira, CEO of Percentile

Anthony Pereira, CEO of Percentile, examines the Basel III interim findings, and sees the financial industry falling short…

Regulation Watch: Complying with Basel III

October 2014  •  6 October 2014  •  FX-MM

Boyke Baboelal, Senior Product Manager at Asset Control, outlines the key risk data aggregation architecture required for Basel III compliance…

Data aggregation architecture: designing for Basel III compliance

June 2014  •  9 June 2014  •  Richard Petti, CEO at Asset Control

Richard Petti, CEO at Asset Control, explores the principles that financial institutions need to consider to design a system that brings together risk management and data governance in order to comply with Basel III…

Regulation Watch: The fundamental review that heralds great change

March 2014  •  13 March 2014  •  Selwyn Blair-Ford, Head of Global Regulatory Policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Selwyn Blair-Ford, Head of Global Regulatory Policy, at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, explains how a consultative document from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) represents a sea-change for firms’ trading books…

Status of global Basel III implementation

June 2013  •  17 June 2013  •  Selwyn Blair-Ford, Head of Global Regulatory Policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Selwyn Blair-Ford, Head of Global Regulatory Policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, provides a useful and insightful update on worldwide progress towards Basel III.

In December 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published the paper entitled “A global regulatory framework for more resilient banks and banking systems”, which contained the first steps in a new global capital, liquidity and leverage standards collectively called Basel III (updated in June 2011). This new global standard was adopted and accepted by all 27 jurisdictions represented on the Basel Committee. It was agreed that the Basel III standards would be in force by 1st January 2013 and then phased in over the next six years, to be fully completed by 1st January 2019. With the latest implementation monitoring results published by the BCBS, it is timely to see just how far the world has come.

Commodity Swaps: Corporations Face Rising Transaction Costs

News, Treasury news  •  23 April 2013  •  

Increased transaction costs associated with new regulations on banks could cause companies to reduce hedging activity…

Key update to ACT borrowers’ guide to loan documentation

News, Treasury news  •  19 April 2013  •  

ACT Borrower’s Guide to LMA Loan Documentation for Investment Grade Borrowers has been updated…

Basel III Capital Rules Open Doors For Alternative Sources of Trade Finance

News, Treasury news  •  20 March 2013  •  

Greenwich Associates report: Basel III Capital Rules Open Doors For Alternative Sources of Trade Finance…

The calm after the perfect storm

December 2012 / January 2013  •  4 January 2013  •  Simon Watkins, Columnist, FX-MM

The world’s trading markets stand at the dawn of new financial era, defined and shaped by an unprecedented collision of disparate factors – the tighter capital and technological requirements of the Basel III (and related) directives, a rapidly unravelling eurozone, and declining growth patterns elsewhere around the globe (most notably China, and Japan): in short, a financial ‘perfect storm’. So, asks FX-MM’s Simon Watkins, how to maximise returns and minimise risks in such a brave new world?

Roaming the mean-reversion streets of a new low interest reality: For a start, highlights Bluford Putnam, Chief Economist of CME Group, in Chicago, the ‘new reality’ around the globe is likely to be one characterised by a much lower interest rate environment than most in the markets can remember. The reason for this is not just because keeping interest rates low usually encourages domestic spending, and keeps the local currency depressed, so boosting economic growth, but also because the balance sheets of some major central banks are now in a highly delicate position, following many bouts of quantitative easing (QE), he says.

Chinese banks stay away, but a successful event nonetheless

December 2012 / January 2013  •  4 January 2013  •  Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

Despite the late withdrawal of all the Chinese banks, the result of a continuing territorial dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, the organisers can reflect on another highly successful event, albeit one that was not without its challenges. Although the official figure of over 6,200 delegates in attendance makes this the largest Sibos in Asia-Pacific to date, many of the Sibos-regulars who I spoke to expressed some doubts about this number. This was perhaps because the event had a “campus” feel about it, with exhibitors spread out across several halls, and a staggering number of meeting areas and presentation spaces of all sizes. While there were signs that the event was starting to thin out by the Wednesday afternoon, the final day, “Japan Day”, certainly pulled in a big crowd, with over 1,700 Japanese delegates in attendance alone.

If there were doubts about the number of attendees, there were no such doubts about the quality of partici – pation. Paul Simpson, Head of Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says: “This year’s Sibos was a phenomenal event. We had great client discussions and engagement. This event had more senior level representation, from both corporates and financial institutions, than I’ve seen in my career. I was impressed with the level and the quality of the individuals who were there.”


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