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Give Us Global Standards or Give Us Chaos – Open Letter to US Congressman McHenry

US Congressman Patrick McHenry recently sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticizing the Fed’s participation in setting global banking rules of conduct and asserting that standards are agreed in opaque settings. But standardization lowers business costs in finance as in manufacturing – for American banks and investors as well as their international counterparts. A common set of rules for the global financial industry is just a matter of common sense, argues Thomas Murray.

Posted on: 24 Apr, 2017

Proposed EU Legislation on CCP Resolution – Open Letter of Dismay

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21 Apr, 2017

On 28 November 2016, we managers at Thomas Murray were concerned to see the publication of: 

COM(2016) 856 final 2016/0365 (COD)

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties and amending Regulations (EU) No 1095/2010, (EU) No 648/2012, and (EU) 2015/2365

We understand that this is a first legislative draft, and write in the hope that it will be very significantly amended. 

Challenges UK SMEs Face After Brexit

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14 Sep, 2016

The UK voted to leave the EU in an historic referendum at the end of June, with huge consequences for everyone living and working in the country and the wider continent. While the UK may not have officially left the EU yet, already the decision is having somewhat of an impact upon many individuals and businesses. It is set to create a lot of challenges for SMEs in the UK in the coming months and years, which if they aren’t overcome could result in serious financial and logistical problems.

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