Tag Archives: Barbara C. Matthews

Central Bank Digital Currency – Growing Interest, Concrete Data

By | March 28, 2019

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews Regulators may be setting their sights on how to regulate Big Tech – as discussed in last month’s FinReg Blog post – but, as central banks and finance ministers prepare to convene in Washington in April for the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings, the issue poised to generate the most interest… Read More »

Global FinTech Policy – A Shifting Landscape

By | February 27, 2019

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews This February could rightly be called “FinTech Month” in Basel, Switzerland, given the number of documents put out by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) that point to a shift in priorities for the international standard setting body. While little noticed by the financial press, this post will analyze the FSB… Read More »

ICO Regulation not Slowed by Brexit or US Shutdown Chaos

By | January 28, 2019

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews It seems somehow ironic and fitting that the economic sector most hostile to centralized governments – cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs)  – faces renewed regulatory activity despite the UK Brexit and US shutdown chaos.  On January 23, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom issued a new… Read More »

International Regulatory Cooperation: FinTech Edition

By | August 20, 2018

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews Financial regulators have been finding new ways to cooperate and coordinate policy formation since the Basel Committee was created in the early 1970s.  Sectoral groups (IOSCO for securities, IAIS for insurance) were joined by cross-functional groups following the Asian Financial crisis (the Financial Stability Forum) and the most recent financial… Read More »

Signs of Life for Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation

By | October 9, 2017

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews Implementing post-crisis reforms has created strains for the transatlantic regulatory policy community.  The large number of technical standards across all major areas of the financial system collided with increased efforts to assert national policy priorities.  Policy discord particularly dominated discussion of derivatives regulation, regulatory capital for banks, securitization, and cross-border… Read More »