Funding and Capital Economics


14 Jan 2022 — Editor

The Bank of England and HM Treasury created a Joint Taskforce to explore the potential of a ‘retail’ central bank digital currency (CBDC).

17 Dec 2021 — Editor

In a recent blog post by the Thomas Belsham at the Bank of England, he dissects the value and function of Bitcoin and asks Will Bitcoin Be Worth Nothing in the Long Term? 

08 Nov 2021 — Deputy Editor

A full-scale multi-central bank digital currency (mCBDC) network that facilitates round-the-clock, cross-border payments in real time can potentially save global corporates up to $100 billion in transaction costs annually, according to a joint research report published today by Oliver Wyman and J.P. Morgan.

CFD article
06 May 2021 — John Read

A common challenge for Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Middle Office IBOR providers is how to ensure that CFD resets as presented by the prime broker are correct.

r3 development fund
26 Apr 2021 — Deputy Editor

Global enterprise software firm R3’s Development Fund has reached the milestone of USD 10 million in capital deployed across over 30 investments in more than 20 of the most promising early-stage blockchain and confidential computing companies.

LIBOR in 2021
02 Dec 2020 — Editor

US regulators have announced that banks should cease entering into any new contracts referencing USD LIBOR from 31st December 2021.

09 Apr 2020 — Editor

The Bank of England ran a webinar to consider how to bring about a central bank digital currency.

06 Dec 2019 — Editor

Through the bi-annual Financial Stability Review issued in November, the European Central Bank (ECB) warned of potential side effects of its loose monetary policy, highlighting how years of unprecedented stimuli designed to bolster the economy is contributing to an erosion of financial stability.

22 Oct 2018 — Editor

Is your firm clearing NDFs? What you need is a smart way to transfer risk into a CCP to optimise your netting and margin

26 Sep 2018 — Editor

In less than three months, many firms must be able to convince regulators that they’re ready for the transition away from LIBOR. The ‘Dear CEO’ letter sent this week outlines what the FCA and PRA are expecting from major banks and insurers, but it also serves as a reminder to all LIBOR users to make sure they have a ‘robust written plan’.

23 Jul 2018 — Editor

2018 is set to be a transformative year for transaction cost analysis. Driven by new regulatory requirements coming into force the first week of the year, such as the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the European Union’s new rules on packaged retail investment and insurance-based products (PRIIPs), the need for transparency improvements and reliable audit trails in trading and investment products has taken multi-asset-class TCA mainstream.

07 Feb 2018 — Editor

Mandated clearing means your OTC portfolio is bifurcated and brings new clearing costs. In this webinar we will explain the drivers and options for measuring and managing clearing costs from many angles. Any one of the ideas presented could make a material difference to your profitability.