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November 18, 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has finalised its technical advice to the European Commission on important aspects of future rules for benchmarks.

In particular, ESMA provides advice on:

  • how benchmarks’ reference values can be calculated by...

November 18, 2016

The Bank of England (BoE) has recently published a consultation paper on reforming the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) benchmark. It had conducted a similar exercise, albeit exploratory, as a public consultation in Q3-Q4 of 2015 with the objective of monitorin...

July 28, 2016

The one thing that there is no dearth of in the current world, is Data. Therein lies the boon as well as the bane. On one hand availability of large amounts of data would mean banks and financial institutions no longer need to make blackbox decisions. Strategic and ope...

July 14, 2016

A highly trending and often-heard topic in the financial world is FinTech. And not surprisingly, since the very concept is based on employing disruptive technology to the challenge