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Julius Baer International Ltd (clone of FCA authorised firm)

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Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

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Did risk management fail?

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Every so often, something bad happens to an organization and people say that risk management, perhaps governance, failed. Let’s examine that, with special attention to a recent blog post by my friend, Richard Chambers, President and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors: When Boards Are Surprised, Who’s At Fault? If you go to a […]

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Interest Rate Benchmarks Review: Third Quarter of 2019 and Year-to-September 30, 2019

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The ISDA Interest Rate Benchmarks Review analyzes trading volumes of interest rate derivatives (IRD) transactions in the US referencing the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and other selected alternative risk-free rates (RFRs), including the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), the Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON) and the Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONA). ISDA expects to add the Euro Short-Term Rate (€STR) to its analysis once there is trading activity.

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GB Capacity Market Reinstated

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Last week the European Commission ruled that the GB Capacity Market should be restored, following its suspension in November 2018 (see here). The press release from the Commission can be found here. The UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that: Previously suspended payments will be restored and paid by … Continue reading

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FCA confirms help for mortgage prisoners

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed that it has removed barriers that stop some mortgage customers from finding a cheaper mortgage deal.

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SMSG Opinion on ESMA's Report on performance and cost of retail investment products

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Monday 28 October 2019 10:29

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SMSG Advice on ESMA's Consultation on Prospectus disclosure requirements

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Monday 28 October 2019 10:22

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CME Group Response to Allegations at LaSalle Street Protest

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CashEuroNet UK LLC enters administration

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On 25 October, CashEuroNet UK LLC, trading as QuickQuid, Pounds to Pocket and Onstride, was placed into administration. Chris Laverty, Trevor O’Sullivan and Andrew Charters from Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators.

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Alliance Capital (clone of FCA authorised firm)

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Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

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