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Bankers’ bonuses: is the cap contrary to EU law?By Victoria Goode
The EU Parliament recently adopted the legislative package known as CRD4 which, as previously reported, includes a basic cap on bankers’ bonuses of 1 x salary.
Remuneration code for Financial Services sectorBy Victoria Goode, Sara Cohen, Richard Miskella, Jonathan Carr
Our specialist team of employment and reward lawyers discuss the Remuneration Code issued in 2010 and the effects it will have on those in the Financial Services sector.
Banks drop off IsdaFix panel amid rate-rigging probesBy Owen Watkins
Comments made by Owen Watkins concerning bank withdrawal from the ISDAFIX Panel, which sets the benchmark for the $379 trillion swaps market, have been published in numerous online publications.
These exits have been attributed to the regulators' probe of the market, after suspected manipulation of the rate. HSBC and the Mizuho Financial Group stopped contributing to the ISDAFix dollar rate between November and January, and haven't been replaced.