The foundations of the capital markets sector are shifting. A range of external pressures is forcing already-stretched operational environments to the breaking point.
Western banks in Asia- what does it take to succeed?
In most Asian countries, the market share of Western banks is very low, and this has not changed much over the last 5-10 years. Why is this? And what do Western banks need to do if they are to make a success of growing in Asia?
Derivatives reporting: Deadline looming
The financial crisis focused intense scrutiny on complex derivatives especially those bespoke instruments traded off registered exchanges on the over-the-counter (OTC) market.
Dark pools: In the spotlight again
Dark pools will not be – and in practice could not be – regulated out of existence. But they present a real threat when the volumes traded through them become a significant proportion of total market activity.
FATCA: Impacts and implications
Companies transitioning to FATCA compliance will have a significant impact on the relationships with their customers, investors & counterparties.
Derivatives: Clearing the way
To reduce the risk in derivatives markets, migration of transactions to recognized exchanges or central counterparties (CCPs) should be encouraged.
Cutting through concepts
As part of the recurring Cutting through Concepts series, where a timely & salient yet complex issue is explained, this issue looks at Shadow banking.
Global Round Table:Regulation hots up
The heads of KPMG’s Regulatory CoE – reviewed the major issues – companies in each of their regions are facing from a regulatory perspective in 2012.
Basel III: Issues and implications
Financial crisis led the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to revise its existing capital guidelines & the resulting framework was ‘Basel III’.
Rogue Trading: Controlling the risk
A reactive approach to a rogue trading can have dire consequences for a firm. The right actions and approach can defend against this threat.