Christopher Spink tracks financial restructuring, principally of banks and sovereigns, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He also covers investment banking strategy and regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he has written about M&A at Thomson Reuters and fast-growth businesses as head of research at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote "How to invest when you don’t have any money" when at investment website The Motley Fool.
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Central banks, which have moved beyond their essential mandate to set a country’s interest rates and now also regulate financial institutions, are laying themselves open to enhanced reputational risks.
RBS chairman Howard Davies said a disorderly Brexit will lead to higher funding costs for households and businesses across Britain and the remaining 27 members of the European Union.
International bank supervisors have warned institutions to treat crypto-assets on their balance sheet in similar ways to other conventional exposures.