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Category Archives: Financial Conduct Authority

Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]

UK Banks Too Scared Of Regulator To Open Accounts For Crypto Companies

Want to set up a company to trade cryptocurrencies in the City of London. Forget about it. Lloyd Blankfein tweeted about spending more time in Frankfurt, now London is shunning the fastest growing sector in finance. From the FT British banks are shunning companies that handle cryptocurrencies, forcing many to open accounts in Gibraltar, Poland […]

Frontrunning: August 7

Futures slightly higher after Dow’s record run (Reuters) Tillerson says U.S., Russia can settle differences (Reuters) Hot-Stock Rally Tests the Patience of Value Investors (WSJ) ‘Good Conservative’ Grassley Ramps Up His Panel’s Trump-Russia Probe (BBG) Brands Strike Back: Seven Strategies to Loosen Amazon’s Grip (WSJ) Oil slides from nine-week highs as market looks to OPEC […]

The Madness Is Back: Homeowners Take Out Mortgages To Buy Bitcoin, Cars And Wine

It’s been about a decade since the term “mortgage arbitrage” made headlines. It’s back. In the clearest sign yet of just how late far the investing cycle the developed world finds itself, the FT writes that wealthy British homeowners are again borrowing against their property to invest in bonds, equities, alternative investments or commercial property […]

With LIBOR Dead, $400 Trillion In Assets Are Stuck In Limbo

In an unexpected announcement, earlier this week the U.K.’s top regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority which is tasked with overseeing Libor, announced that the world’s most important, and manipulated, benchmark rate will be phased out by 2021, catching countless FX, credit, derivative, and other traders by surprise because while much attention had been given to […]

Frontrunning: March 24

Trump Says If Vote on Health Bill Fails, Obamacare Stays (WSJ) Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump’s negotiating skills (Reuters) Trump Dares GOP in High-Stakes Vote on Troubled Health Bill (BBG) All drill, no frack: U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished (Reuters) Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time (Reuters) EU’s Juncker Says […]