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Thought leadership

Detailed below are the Centre’s publications which take an in depth look at regulatory or market developments of importance to the European financial services industry.

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  • OTC Derivatives – The new cost of trading
    Over-the-counter (OTC) derivative markets have been subject to significant change as global regulatory commitments become increasingly a reality. This paper explores how much more expensive cleared and non-cleared OTC derivative transactions will become as a result of the reform package in the EU, how the structure of OTC derivative markets is set to change and what strategic challenges arise for firms.
  • The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) | The big data issue
    Investment in data and analytics should be a priority for banking supervision in the context of the SSM and could be the differentiating factor that determines whether or not the SSM lives up to the aspirations that have been set for it. This paper offers analysis of the challenges banks and supervisors share and puts forward ideas on what resolving these challenges might look like.
  • Solvency II: Preparing for EIOPA’s Interim Guidelines
    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) recently published the final Guidelines for the preparation of SII and the European trilogue agreement, paving the way for Solvency II to go live on 1 January 2016. This paper outlines what insurers need to know and what they need to do.
  • Top 10 for 2014 - Our outlook for financial markets regulation and supervision
    Six years after the onset of the financial crisis and the global regulatory response is by no means complete. Boards and executives, shareholders and customers still do not know the final impact of changes to regulation and supervision on financial services firms’ strategies, business models and operations. That said, this paper outlines the ten key areas where we expect to see significant progress in 2014.
  • The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) - Stronger together?
    In September 2013, the EU approved the regulation setting up a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) for Eurozone banks. This paper looks at the background and intended objectives of the SSM and explores some of the challenges likely to be faced by both the supervised banks and the new Eurozone banking supervisor, the European Central Bank (ECB).
  • CFTC and EU OTC Derivatives Regulation - An Outcomes-based Comparison
    In this paper, we examine whether a difference in the approach from global jurisdictions to reform over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets leads to a difference in outcomes, if over-arching regulatory objectives are met. Specifically, we consider the approaches taken in the two largest derivatives markets: the EU and the US.
  • Risk appetite frameworks - How to spot the genuine article
    Risk appetite frameworks are increasingly moving up the regulatory agenda in many countries around the world, as well as at the international level. However there remains a surprising variety of opinion about what it actually means to establish and embed a proper risk appetite framework. This paper seeks to clarify this issue through exploring why they are important to financial institutions, specifically those in the banking sector, and outlining what a ‘genuine’ one looks like.
  • Addressing the risks posed by systemically important banks
    The development of policy measures to address the risks posed by systemically important banks (SIBs) has come a long way since the financial crisis, but there is still a long way to go. In this paper, we navigate the vast and confusing world of SIB regulation, taking stock of the progress made to date to address the risks posed by SIBs.
  • Top 10 for 2013 - Our outlook for financial markets regulation and supervision
    At the start of 2013, against the background of slippage in the timetable for some key initiatives in the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda, and growing concerns about the weakness of the economic recovery in Europe, this paper sets out our view of ten key regulatory and supervisory topics for the year ahead.
  • Recovery and resolution for non-banks - Building a safer financial system
    This paper provides an overview of the first European Commission consultation on non-bank financial institutions (published October 2012) and outlines the early regulatory thinking around the issue of recovery and resolution, first for Financial Market Infrastructure, and then for insurers.

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