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11 May 2016

Eurofi: What we learned from Amsterdam

By Brian Polk Eurofi’s High Level Seminars are important events on the European regulatory calendar, attended by the leaders of all the major EU-level financial services regulators and supervisors, with the added presence of senior Financial Stability Board and US regulators, too. The latest Eurofi High Level Seminar was held...

27 October 2015

Resolution valuations: How much do you value your balance sheet?

By Attul Karir Banks stand to benefit from incoming requirements to quickly value their balance sheets under the bank resolution framework. Banks will need to understand the value of their balance sheets better and faster to have a seat at the table when it comes to discussing resolution plans with...

10 September 2015

Structured Notes as a TLAC ingredient

By Anna Cox Following the financial crash in 2008 and the shockwaves experienced in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, governments pumped in billions of taxpayer’s money to save financial institutions deemed “Too Big To Fail”. Since then authorities have determined that the core feature of a stable...

06 August 2015

Five years of Eurozone bailouts – but where does each economy stand now?

By Richard Boxhall Greek contagion risks seemingly manageable The long-drawn out Greek bailout negotiations have raised questions about the risk of contagion to other peripheral economies. In recent years, the bloc has undergone some key changes: Institutionally, the European Central Bank (ECB) can now legally act as a lender of...

01 July 2015

What would Grexit mean for the Eurozone and UK economies?

By John Hawksworth and Andrew Sentance The economic and financial situation in Greece has taken a turn for the worse in the past week with the announcement of a Referendum on the bailout terms and conditions, the closure of the banks and the imposition of credit controls. Even before these...

29 June 2015

The economy needs to adapt to an ageing population

By Andrew Sentance The UK and other western economies face the prospect of an ageing population. As the post-war baby boomers grow older, and people live longer, the number of over-65s in the UK is expected to nearly double by 2050. This is often seen as a problem for society,...

01 June 2015

Where next for Europe - Assessing the current and future economic contribution of the European financial services sector

The future of the EU FS sector remains uncertain given the continuing changes to the industry in the years following the financial crisis. Where next Europe, published by the City of London corporation, and authored by PwC, takes a look at the role of the financial services sector in the...

27 May 2015

Where next for European regulators?

Where next for European regulators? Senior European policymakers and regulators met in late April (theme "Fostering Growth in a Highly Indebted EU Environment") alongside the European Finance Ministers meetings, in Riga, Latvia. This was followed closely by a the annual joint report of the European Commission and the European Central...

15 May 2015

Q1 2015 Eurozone GDP figures

Eurozone periphery grows faster than the core for the first time since 2006 - PwC comments In response to flash Q1 2015 Eurozone GDP figures out today, Richard Boxshall, senior economist at PwC, said: “Eurozone GDP growth started off the year on the right foot expanding by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter, outstripping...

07 May 2015

The stuff of nightmares. Could the banking system survive economic woes in the UK, China and the Eurozone?

PRA Stress Test: Focusing on the 60% By Barret Kupelian In March, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) released details of its 2015 stress tests. The fictional crisis created by the PRA has three main features: it’s global, rather than UK-focused; its emphasis is on the potential losses on banks’ corporate...