Financial Crisis Archives - The Industry Spread

Friedrich Hayek and the Price System

November 4, 2019

At “The Road to Serfdom at 75: The Future of Classical Liberalism and the Free Market” Ninth Annual Conference of the William F. Buckley, Jr., Program at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut

CFTC Commissioner Endorses SWAP Regulation Framework

May 20, 2019

A Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner threw his support behind the swap regulation framework which started in 2010. CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz made a speech at Energy Risk 2019 held in Houston, Texas earlier this week.

Initiation of consultation on amendment to Capital Adequacy Ordinance

April 11, 2019

Bern, 05.04.2019 – On 5 April 2019, the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) initiated the consultation on an amendment to the Capital Adequacy Ordinance (CAO). The proposal concerns three separate topics: the FDF wishes to simplify the requirements for certain small banks and securities firms, adjust the risk weights for domestic residential investment property with a high loan-to-value ratio and ensure that the parent banks of systemically important banks are sufficiently well-capitalised in the event of a crisis.

Aiming for a secure financial system and the key role of deposit insurers

April 8, 2019

The Bank of Albania has dedicated much of the past 10 years to integrating the lessons learned from the recent financial crises into a new regulatory framework. Our financial safety net is further aligned with international best practices, as we coordinate our roles as supervisory authority, lender of last resort and, recently, resolution authority as well

FCM Shrinkage Alarms CFTC

October 17, 2018

For futures, the number of FCMs has declined from 100 CFTC-registered entities in 2002 to 54 as of August 2018, with the top five and ten FCMs holding 54% and 73% of total client margin, respectively. For swaps, the client clearing landscape is concentrated further to less than 20 FCMs.