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Facebook's Libra - an exciting but challenging road ahead

27 June 2019

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Facebook has announced that it is to launch Libra, a global digital currency, backed by some of the biggest names in financial services and tech including Visa, Mastercard, Uber and Spotify. The aim is to provide instant international money transfers by blockchain...

U.S. Court Acquits FX Trader of Alleged Frontrunning

8 March 2019

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An FX Trader was acquitted of charges that he had fraudulently traded ahead of a counterparty, based on a California federal court's finding that he and the counterparty had traded at armslength and that the trader had not violated any assurances or otherwise...

Fintech in 2019 – Five trends to watch

31 January 2019

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Technology continues to have an enormous impact on financial services and the pace of change shows no signs of abating. Following the bold predictions we made last year, we highlight the five stand-out trends for fintech in 2019.

OIS and RFR Futures Conventions: Lessons for LIBOR replacement term rates

26 October 2018

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The development of term benchmarks based on risk-free rates (RFRs) is an important aspect of the work to facilitate a successful transition from LIBOR, particularly for corporate lending and other cash products. This briefing considers how conventions used in Overnight...

LIBOR - A brief history

19 October 2018

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In July 2017, the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Andrew Bailey, signalled the beginning of the end for LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark. He said that, in spite of the various reforms introduced from 2012, the underlying market for...

Transitioning from LIBORs and IBORs - an international overview

17 October 2018

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Before financial markets can be encouraged to move from using LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) or other interbank offered rates (IBORs) as reference rates in new financial contracts, there must be suitable alternatives in place. This briefing provides...

Pros and Cons of the OCC's New Fintech Charter

10 August 2018

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On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") announced that it will begin to accept special purpose national bank charter applications from financial technology ("FinTech") companies. Concurrently, the OCC published...