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FSA, Swiss Regulator Launch Joint UBS Probe

The City regulator and its Swiss counterpart are to launch a joint probe into the alleged rogue trades which have cost UBS an estimated £1.3bn. The Financial Services Authority and Finma will announce the joint investigation shortly.


UK Financial regulation - from Tripartite to ‘Twin-peaks’

Financial Regulation: a preliminary consideration of the Government's proposals
 

The Treasury Committee

Seventh Report of Session 2010-11Lion Door Handle
Volume I

 

Basel III rules text and results of the quantitative impact study QIS issued by the Basel Committee

 

This is the Basel III / CRDIV rules & stipulations page

 

there are 2 related TAGs or TOPICs on asymptotix (collections of pieces by subject)

BASEL3 & CRD4

 

Banks across the world will need to raise nearly €600 billion ($793 billion) in extra capital as a result of new rules designed to prevent another global financial crisis, the Bank for International Settlement said Thursday.

Don't interfere, Lord Turner FSA warns new European regulator - three European Supervision Authorities (ESA)

Britain's top financial regulator has issued a warning to Europe not to interfere in the running of the UK's financial markets. Lord Turner, chariman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), said it was "vitally important" that European financial supervisors did not intervene directly in the running of individual countries' markets. "We are clear the fundamental process of supervision has to occur where expertise is, with the national authorities," said Lord Turner.

As Britain prepares to junk the FSA, some in the City still believe the market knows best

A blog published by QFINANCE yesterday Ian Fraser discusses the end of days of FSA. "There is no denying that the transition from the FSA's failed approach to the coalition government's proposed alternative is fraught with danger. However I, for one, am a little surprised that the FSA still has cheerleaders in the City."

Bank of England to Keep FSA as Subsidiary?

Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne is set to detail plans this week to keep part of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a subsidiary of the Bank of England, the BBC reported on Sunday.

" .....in his Mansion House speech to London's financial centre or City on Wednesday, Osborne will set out proposals to keep the part of the FSA which overseas financial markets, as a formal subsidiary of Britain's central bank,

the BBC's Robert Peston said.

 

 

The FSA had faced closure under initial proposals from the Conservative Party -- lead partners in the new governing coalition -- to hand responsibility for dealing with the day-to-day supervision of banks to the Bank of England.

 

source: the BBC

UK FSA Confirms Probes Into Major UK Bailed-Out Banks

The U.K.'s Financial Services Authority is conducting " supervisory investigations" of the major UK banks which failed or required taxpayer support during the financial crisis, the regulator said in its annual report for 2009-2010, published Thursday.

Michel Barnier introduction date for the new directive put back from October 2012 to 31 December 2012

SOLVENCY 2

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Speaking on Tuesday 4 May in BXL at a hearing on the EU's Solvability II Directive (2009/138/EC) revising the surveillance system for insurance and re-insurance (see EUROPE 9887), EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier said that very few insurers' tax years end on 31 October and he therefore wants the introduction date for the new directive to be put back from 31 October 2012 to 31 December 2012 in order to bring it into line with the end of most insurance companies' tax years (31 December). The review of the Solvability II Directive will be part of the draft "Omnibus II" legislation expected to be unveiled in June 2010 to amend several pieces of financial services legislation to incorporate changes set out in the EU financial supervision package.

FSA to recruit 460 new staff to beef up regulatory powers

City watchdog the Financial Services Authority (FSA) today unveiled plans to hire 460 new staff this year as it looks to toughen up supervision of the financial sector.

FSA publishes Financial Risk Outlook 2010

 

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today published its Financial Risk Outlook (FRO) outlining the main risks and issues present in its operating environment, affecting firms, markets and consumers. 

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