Financial Services – selected highlights

Ben Bernanke, US Federal Reserve

The Fed’s Chair from 2006–2014 outlines the continuing response to the global financial crisis

Lesley Wan, Lloyds Banking Group

Delivering major efficiencies to address a challenging lending market and championing diversity

Financial governance

The institutions and conventions that govern the evolving global economy are struggling to keep up

Banking Law Update

A selection of conference reports and jurisdictional articles from the Banking Law Committee

Bank confidentiality

A Business Law International article on bank secrecy and disclosure obligations in six jurisdictions

Sean Hagan, IMF

The Fund’s General Counsel on its legal team and work to tackle corruption and money laundering

The global financial crisis

Christine Lagarde, Ben Bernanke and Chris Dodd on the need for ongoing reforms in the world of finance

African Development Bank

General Counsel Kalidou Gadio discusses mobilising capital and credit across the continent

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel Prize-winning economist on austerity measures, bank accountability and market shifts

Investment Funds Update

Globalisation conference reports and other updates from the Investment Funds Committee

Christine Lagarde, IMF

Corruption undercuts sustainable and inclusive growth, says the Funds Managing Director

The Chinese economy

Jim O’Neill, Chris Saul and James Palmer on China’s economic slowdown and the possibility of social reform

Securities Law Update

Financial regulation developments reported by the Securities Law Committee’s global members

Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs

The company’s former Chairman of Asset Management on the post-financial crisis climate and BRICs

Banking scandals

The conviction for Libor manipulation is a ‘watershed moment’ in the battle for cultural reform

Charlotte Heiss, RSA Insurance

The Chief Legal Officer on group-wide streamlining and staying competitive in the insurance market

Patrick Honohan, Irish Central Bank

The Bank’s Governor on the fallout of the global financial crisis in Ireland and broader financial developments

Insurance Committee Update

Articles from the Committee on cyber insurance, developments in England and the US, and all-risk policies

Cleaning up the city

Following a series of scandals, what legal reforms are necessary to renew faith in the industry?

Alternative Investment Funds

A Business Law International article detailing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive