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FINRA considers new rules for dark pools
By Reuters
09/10/2014 4:58:45 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Wall Street's self-funded regulator said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] it would consider putting new rules in place to improve transparency at broker-run alternative trading systems, known as "dark pools," as well as among firms that use algorithmic trading strategies.
U.S. regulator would welcome delay of EU clearing rules
By Reuters
09/10/2014 3:43:28 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.
Europe

U.S. regulator would welcome delay of EU clearing rules
By Reuters
09/10/2014 3:43:28 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.
U.S., Europe head toward delay in squabble over swaps rules
By Reuters
09/04/2014 2:17:15 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The European Union is discussing delaying a deadline for a second time in its efforts to reform the global derivatives market, a source familiar with the matter said, as talks with U.S.
Asia/Australia

Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.
Regulators lack data to probe shadow banking sector
By Reuters
05/02/2014 12:51:58 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Shining a light on the murky $70 trillion world of "shadow banking" is proving tricky for regulators handicapped by too little data and under pressure to boost economic growth, and this means risks may be escaping proper scrutiny. Shadow banking, a term which annoys the sector because of its pejorative connotation, ranges from money market funds and repurchase agreements to special investment vehicles, hedge funds and securities lending.
International

Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers
By Reuters
08/19/2014 9:56:38 AM ET

DUBAI (Reuters)—Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers – particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds – to base themselves in the emirate. The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), facing less stringent regulation and thus lower costs than existing funds.
Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.






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