(Published June 28, 2016) As a number of forex traders find themselves banned, fined or jailed for rigging the markets, the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is certainly one of the most important regulatory packages arising from the financial crisis. And it will be one of the toughest to implement. The clock’s already ticking.  Selwyn Parker reviews.
(Published June 28, 2016) In the immediate wake of the EU Referendum outcome in the UK, it is
important that media and political commentators and speculators refrain
from talking-up any financial meltdown scenarios or indeed talking-down
levels of confidence in the UK economy, market and financial systems.
And even those in senior positions of power and influence across Europe
have responded quickly in appreciating and advocating this is not now
the time for inappropriate reactions and hysterics.  Steve Blackbourn reviews what we know so far.<br />