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Calculating IRB formula for capital requirements in Basel II – The HangZhou Constant

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By: Fred Vacelet, Eureka Financial Faculty The Basel II text, in its IRB (Internal Rating Based) formula for capital requirements, ignores a few unpleasant properties of the calculations when PDs are low: capital requirements negative, division by 0, non-monotonicity, to … Continue reading

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FATCA – 6 basic concepts you need to know

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By Stanley Epstein, Eureka Financial The United Sates’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was written into law in March 2010 and became operative on 1 July 2014. The objective of the legislation was to ensure that United States taxpayers … Continue reading

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Here comes the MiFID II

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By Stanley Epstein, Eureka Financial The original Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force in November 2007. MiFID brought competition to the trading procedures in the European Union. Under MiFID investment firms could operate throughout the EU on … Continue reading

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Exploring GATCA – The Global FATCA

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By: Treasury Insider Last month, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) came into effect, forcing overseas banks that accept US payments to disclose account information to the IRS or face 30% withholding tax. The OECD has now introduced Automatic Exchange of … Continue reading

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The real cost of FATCA implementation

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By: International Adviser FATCA was implemented worldwide at the beginning of this month, but the impact (and costs) are only now just beginning to filter through to the financial services community. (…) The UK Government estimates it will cost UK … Continue reading

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Are you ready for FATCA?

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  FATCA came into effect on 1st of July requiring foreign banks to report their offshore accounts. To facilitate an orderly transition the United States IRS will refrain from rigorously enforcing many of the requirements during 2014 & 2015, as … Continue reading

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New enhanced solution for FATCA by Thomson Reuters

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By: Market Watch  Thomson Reuters announced today enhancements to its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Grandfathered Obligations (GO) solution to include material modifications flags. The new material modifications feature will help financial institutions, including custodian banks, better determine the … Continue reading

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UK leading in the European Hedge Funds sector

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By: SecuritiesLendingTimes.com According to Preqin’s research the majority of new hedge funds setting up in Europe have chosen to do it in the UK. Approximately 50% of all known European hedge fund launches in 2013 and 2014 took place there. (…) … Continue reading

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