Financial Regulatory Observer December 2019

The Financial Regulatory Observer regularly sets spotlights on selected topics driving the regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

scroll down
circuit board

Digitalization: Regulating the future of finance

by Dr. Carsten LösingDr. Martin Weber and Reetu Vishwakarma

As technology reshapes the banking industry, regulators are rising to the challenge.

Read More
worker mining in yellow salt flats in Peru

ESG investing: The sharpening teeth of disclosure

by Jonathan Rogers, Samantha Richardson and Paula Melendez

How to stay ahead of the curve, minimize future costs of compliance and feed the growing demand from investors for responsible products and services.

Read More
financial stock graph in blue background

Eight priorities for the new EU financial services chief

Valdis Dombrovskis has a full in-tray that includes securing the EU banking and capital markets union as he begins his term at the European Commission.

Read More
Regulatory and Compliance magazine square image

Lifting the lid on MAR

The latest consultation paper from ESMA raises some important questions about the market abuse regulation (MAR) but lacks detail in some crucial areas.

Read More
visual tactics drawn on black board

How to challenge the ECB: Lessons from first EU court cases on the SSM

The European Courts have handed down first judgments on supervisory measures taken by the ECB, highlighting important issues regarding the application of the law.

Read More

Securitization set to come of age in NPL resolution quest

by Dr. Dennis Heuer, Dr. Carsten Lösing and Reetu Vishwakarma

Refinements to the regulatory framework are needed before banks can make widespread use of securitization by European banks.

Read More
digital financial stock display

The uneasy road toward a single EU market for fintech

by Jonathan Rogers, Angelo Messore and Paula Melendez

Current rules fall short of providing a clear framework for a single European market for fintech companies.

Read More
bank vault door

Tailored enhanced prudential standards for non-US banks

Since the 2008 financial crisis, a non-US bank seeking to establish or maintain a US presence has been required to comply with a set of stringent regulatory requirements, but a recently adopted rule (Final Rule) limits their application.

Read More