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January 8, 2013
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  • Basel Committee's revised LCR prompts relief and concerns
    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's decision to give global banks an additional four years to meet liquidity requirements was aimed at ensuring that the change wouldn't discourage lending to the real economy. Some banks have already benefited from the revised liquidity coverage ratio, with their share prices increasing. GFMA welcomed the Basel panel's decision to allow mortgage-backed securities and equities to be included in banks' liquidity buffers. However, the move could prove costly for financial institutions, analysts say. Read GFMA's comments on the change. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (1/7), Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SEC and CFTC might ease margin requirements for CDSs
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a draft rule that would allow swaps traders to reduce collateral for credit default swaps via portfolio margining, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission might follow suit. The SEC said the draft rule, which was issued for comment in December, could "alleviate excessive margin calls, improve cash flows and liquidity and reduce volatility." Bloomberg (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Download SIFMA's 2012 Year in Review
    Check out the just-released SIFMA 2012 Year in Review. Our industry remains committed to restoring trust and confidence in the financial markets. SIFMA and our member firms have been supportive of rational regulatory reform from the start. This Year in Review explores the progress that has been made in the financial regulatory reform process to date; provides a sampling of the research and services we provide to inform that process; and highlights opportunities for members to be involved with their association. In the year to come, SIFMA will continue our hard work as a forum for industry leaders to help chart a path forward to ensure that the regulatory landscape provides a clear path to allowing financial institutions to be the conduits of economic growth and job creation. Find out more about our efforts in the 2012 Year in Review and also download our free 2013 desk calendar, highlighting the dates of important economic releases and SIFMA events. We hope you find these resources valuable and wish you the best in the new year. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SIFMA's 2013 Insurance- & Risk-Linked Securities Conference -- March 5-6 -- New York City
    The program is now available for SIFMA's Insurance- & Risk-Linked Securities Conference, which will address the key issues and strategies for insurance- and risk-linked securities professionals for the coming year. Join your peers and industry experts as they discuss issuance perspectives from public entities, the evolving role of reinsurers in the ILS market, and more. Also, hear from guest speakers: Tim Marshall, meteorologist and principal engineer at Haag Engineering, and Professor S. Jay Olshansky, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for their insights into this specialized market sector. Register now -- early-bird rates end Jan. 25! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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