Home / Regulation (page 10)

Regulation

What does ‘too big to fail’ really mean? [Infographic]

I just received this fantastic infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, discussing developments since 2008 and the financial crisis.  The context is whether the Big 5 American Banks are still too big to fail (TBTF), and whether the US government has introduced effective controls under Dodd-Frank to avoid the …

Read More »

50 shades of grey … hair

I was talking about the component-based model and how it was now moving into component-based regulation, when someone challenged this notion. “Not our regulator”, he said.  “Our regulator’s going the other way, and consolidating all regulations under one national system”. I thought: we did that years ago.  

Read More »

BNP Paribas’ $9 billion fine is peanuts

US bank fines

I’m called by a number of people about the BNP Paribas fine today.  The fine looks like a done deal of $8.9 billion, and includes the bank admitting criminal charges as well as being banned from US dollar clearing. Why so bad? Because BNP failed to co-operate in the SEC …

Read More »

BNP Paribas’ $9 billion fine is peanuts

US bank fines

I’m called by a number of people about the BNP Paribas fine today.  The fine looks like a done deal of $8.9 billion, and includes the bank admitting criminal charges as well as being banned from US dollar clearing. Why so bad? Because BNP failed to co-operate in the SEC …

Read More »

Does SEPA matter

SEPA

We had our annual debate This House Believes That SEPA Does Matter the other day, and a wonderful debate it was. In previous years, we’ve moved from being on-the-fence about the proposition to moving firmly in its favour: 2010: This House Believed That SEPA DOES Matter (Just) 2011: This House Believed That SEPA Does NOT Matter (Just) …

Read More »