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Overcoming Regulatory Uncertainty with an Agile Response

20 Jul, 2016
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Author: Helen Nicol, Global Product Director, Lombard Risk

Banks across the globe are facing an unprecedented pace of regulatory change, with no sign of relief, particularly in the face of Brexit. These constantly evolving changes are extremely costly to financial institutions as they try to cater for every possible interpretation of a piece of regulation and conform to various demands across jurisdictions.

For example, banks in the US are anticipating uncleared margin rules that will come into force on the 1st of September,

Brexit – the morning after

17 Jun, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

On Thursday 23rd June the voting to Leave or Remain happens.  This is a pivotal moment for the UK, and indeed for the European Union.

Non-Britain EU cannot really influence UK voters now, but in the same way, the UK cannot really influence the exit rules, if the UK is suddenly lonely on 24th June.  I think we do need to think about what it will be like,

RISK EMEA 2016 – Day 2

27 May, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

Although Risk EMEA conference Day One was very interesting, Day Two seemed to be equally thought-provoking.  Again I was stream Chair, Banking Risk and Regulatory Developments, clearly covering important themes including the onset of IFRR9, on which I will expand in detail later.

Similar to the first day, the breadth of subjects covered was astonishing and a true testimony to the array of risks which today’s Chief Risk Officer has to contend with.

RISK EMEA 2016 – Day 1

24 May, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

Attending a conference always gives me a sense of the pulse, pace, and direction of industry thinking.  Today that was endorsed as I’m attending the “Centre for Finance Professionals Risk EMEA” event in London, and especially since I have chaired the Liquidity Risk and Capital Management stream.

In context: much of today’s sessions have been about in-practice management of LCR, NSFR,

The shift from a tactical to strategic response to regulation

16 Mar, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

The pace of regulatory change is not slowing down: financial institutions realise they cannot just keep adding people and localised processes, most likely with yet more spreadsheets, just to meet its demands. By stepping back from the day-to-day focus on the next report, firms can take a strategic look at how their operations meet ongoing, evolving regulatory demands. Indeed, by re-engineering their approach,

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