By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on May 20, 2013

In this brief Comment to the OICU-IOSCO Consultation Report on Principles for Financial Benchmarks dated April 2013 , I provide suggestions on four main issues: transaction-based benchmarks, committed versus uncommitted quotes, data-clearing houses and the use of expert judgment. In summary, it is my opinion that: a. Benchmarks based on committed quotes should be preferable to those based on uncommitted quotes; b. […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on May 9, 2013

The last two weeks have provided a lot of drama in Fin Reg – our posts talk about seduction, castration, fragmentation, and the bitcoin. Check it all out here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on April 25, 2013

Our new digest takes conducts an indepth survey of attitudes towards Great Britain’s new Fin Reg structure, looks at some building U.S. – EU tension, watches LIBOR foes come back, wonders about private regulation, and more: Check it out here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on April 11, 2013

This issue we look to guidance on growth from that renowned expert, Mick Jagger, as well as explore ethical conundrums, ask if the U.K.’s new financial regulatory structure has got it right, queries whether anyone really understands derivatives, and, finally, tally the current score between the banks and Libor. Check it all out here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 28, 2013

In this week’s Fin Reg Digest, we ask whether market forces are wimps or heavyweights, question whether the politics of regulation have anything new to offer, verify we really do need economists, and ponder whether becoming an investment banker is really worth it. Plus more. View the latest Fin Reg Digest here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 14, 2013

Our Fin Reg Digest this week questions the difference between cogent advice and nagging and then looks at some controversies about bankers: Should they be tarred and featured? Should they be paid like waiters? We also weigh in on the benchmarking discussions and present two fin reg pundits this month – Tim Geithner and Daniel […]

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