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U.S. SEC adopts securitization, rating agency reforms
By Reuters
08/27/2014 1:35:57 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday [Aug.
FINRA charges Wedbush with market access violations
By Reuters
08/18/2014 1:41:22 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Wall Street's self-funded regulator on Monday [Aug. 18] charged brokerage firm Wedbush Securities with having shoddy risk controls, a flaw that in turn allowed thousands of traders to flood U.
Europe

UK fraud squad considers criminal probe into rate rigging at Lloyds
By Reuters
07/30/2014 12:47:47 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is examining material that might trigger a criminal investigation into former and current staff at Lloyds Banking Group, the partly state-owned bank, sources said on Wednesday [July 30]. The sources said the SFO was looking at information it had been handed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) some months ago linked to an inquiry into alleged manipulation of benchmark rates, including one used to set the fees on a taxpayer-backed funding scheme for banks.
Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.
Asia/Australia

Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.
Regulators lack data to probe shadow banking sector
By Reuters
05/02/2014 12:51:58 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Shining a light on the murky $70 trillion world of "shadow banking" is proving tricky for regulators handicapped by too little data and under pressure to boost economic growth, and this means risks may be escaping proper scrutiny. Shadow banking, a term which annoys the sector because of its pejorative connotation, ranges from money market funds and repurchase agreements to special investment vehicles, hedge funds and securities lending.
International

Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers
By Reuters
08/19/2014 9:56:38 AM ET

DUBAI (Reuters)—Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers – particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds – to base themselves in the emirate. The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), facing less stringent regulation and thus lower costs than existing funds.
Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.






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