Opinion

17 December 2018

Is the ‘buy side’ ready for SFTR?

As the European Commission finally indicates they will be approving SFTR Level II legislation this week, how are the asset owner lenders going to satisfy their obligations?

  • Opinion
  • Asset management
  • Asset management
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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10 December 2018

Brexit and the Bundestag – another vote to keep an eye on

While the UK focuses on the EU Withdrawal Act, an amendment to the German Banking Act could help underpin financial stability.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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4 December 2018

Brexit: is clarity emerging in the regulatory landscape?

While the Withdrawal Agreement languishes in the quagmire of Parliamentary procedure, real change is emerging – and even becoming clearer in intensity and scope.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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28 November 2018

Celebrating our 25th anniversary and a happy New Year!

2019 marks Catalyst’s 25th anniversary of providing specialist services to banks, financial markets firms and now also asset and wealth managers worldwide.

  • Opinion
  • Asset management
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Wealth management
  • Transformation
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27 November 2018

Brexit: where do we stand?

Despite doomsday-predicting doubters, detractors and dissenters on both sides of the channel – and pond – Mrs May seems to have hashed out some semblance of a practical Withdrawal Agreement.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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27 November 2018

CSDR heralds regulatory saturation – but levels keep on rising

Are you waving or drowning? With another regulatory deluge on the horizon for 2020, we’re advising our clients to begin working on CSDR as soon as possible.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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4 November 2018

LIBOR reform – valuations and risk management

Moving to risk free rates will be operationally complex and time consuming, demanding a coordinated effort across multiple teams and departments against a tight timeframe.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Group risk & capital
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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2 November 2018

LIBOR reform and market adoption – are RFRs friend or foe?

How will market participants agree the fall-back rate for Libor, Euribor, or similar ‘Ibors’? Right now, there is no clear solution to satisfy all.

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
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