2018 Regulatory Field Guide

2018 Regulatory Field Guide_MOTM

The regulatory year ahead for financial services will be characterized by the recalibration of existing rules, rather than by the large-scale implementations seen in years past. If recent regulatory “tools of choice” were bulldozers and excavators, 2018’s will be wrenches and pliers. It has been 10 years since the start of the Global Financial Crisis and it looks like the era of massive regulations to increase the resilience of the financial sector is largely behind us.

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Dollar Crushed as Government Shutdown Looms

  • The US dollar remains under pressure
  • US yields are at multi-year highs
  • Focus on Senate to avert US government shutdown
  • Sterling remains the strongest major currency this week despite disappointing retail sales today
  • Ahead of Fitch’s review, Spain’s 10-year premium over Germany is the smallest since 2010
  • MSCI Emerging Market Index posts new highs since 2008 and extends its advance for a sixth week 

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