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Capital Markets

With Basel II, IFRS, financial crime and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to contend with, the Capital Markets sector already had plenty on its plate before the seismic changes forced on it by current market conditions. Meanwhile the search for the next new products and structures intensifies as firms seek advantage in a constricting market. Only transformational change will be enough to meet the challenges facing the industry and our Capital markets team is well placed to advise.

Our deep industry knowledge, experience and technical expertise across consulting, accounting, tax and corporate finance enable us to add value throughout the organisation – from systems and processes, risk management and IT integration to helping front desks understand the implications of new products and structures from a variety of perspectives. 

Structural reform of EU Banking

Capital Markets research and insight

  • MiFID II and the new trading landscape – Transforming trading and transparency in EU capital markets
    Trading and transparency in EU capital markets will be transformed under new rules agreed in the revision to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and new Regulation (MiFID II/MiFIR). This paper explores the impact of MiFID II/MiFIR on EU capital markets and the opportunities and challenges for investment firms, credit institutions, market infrastructure and other market participants.
  • The Recovery and Resolution Directive – Putting theory into practice
    The EU’s Recovery and Resolution Directive has been finalised, including the bail-in power, but there is a long way to go to make systemically important banks resolvable. This paper highlights key areas of focus for senior management as they look to embed resolution planning into their business-as-usual practices.
  • 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.

Capital markets issues and trends

  • Living Wills
    Regulation regarding recovery and resolution plans for banks is currently considered by many national and international regulators.
  • Market infrastructure – the changing landscape
    The European financial trading markets are supported by a wide range of market infrastructure. This market infrastructure landscape is evolving but the “right” direction of that development is not universally agreed.
  • Remuneration
    Remuneration within the capital markets and investment banking sector is in the spotlight as never before. The economic downturn – and perceptions of the sector’s responsibility for bringing it about – have drawn disproportionate hostile public and media attention to executive pay.
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Financial Services useful links

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Highlights

  • The Single Supervisory Mechanism
    Banking on the Banking Union
  • Generation why?
    Attracting the bankers of the future
  • Risk Appetite & Assurance
    Do you know your limits?
  • Culture in banking
    Under the microscope

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