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May 2016

   
'Events' FOW Post Trade - May 11th in London 05 May 2016 | Bill Hodgson

After 2015's successful first time event, FOW Post Trade returns on 11 May. 

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'News' “Quick fix” agreed for MiFID II 04 May 2016 | Aviv Handler Feed

An agreement has been reached between the European Parliament’s negotiating team and member state representative on how to effect the delay to MiFID II, according to this post on the web site of MEP Markus Ferber (in English at the bottom).

   
'Events' Blockchain event : Hear from Kay Swinburne MEP, Bart Chilton, ex-CFTC and more 04 May 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Hear from Kay Swinburne MEP, Dr. Hossein Kakavand, CEO, Luther Systems, Bart Chilton from DLA Piper (ex-CFTC Commissioner) and more. Topics include bitcoin versus blockchain, tax implications, the law and financial markets, digital currency guidelines, and applications beyond financial services.

   
'Articles' Considerations for EMIR Category 2 entities: to front-load or back-load? 03 May 2016 | Jaki Walsh

After a long and arduous road to the final EMIR Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS), the dates are set and front-loading requirements remain. 

April 2016

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'Articles' The Economics and Finance of Hedge Funds 27 April 2016 | Harvard Law School Feed

Posted by Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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'Articles' Found: The First Cleared Swaption 26 April 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

I took a bit of heat for my recent report citing the first cleared swaption that did not show up on the public SDR.

   
'News' Survey Closing Soon | Industry Readiness For Bilateral Margin Rules 26 April 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Find out where you stand versus your peers by completing this survey on preparations for the bilateral margin rules.

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'Articles' Final MiFID II Rules on SI Thresholds 25 April 2016 | Martin Mildner

Finally, the EU Commission has published the delegated regulation on organizational requirements, including thresholds for systematic internalisation (SI), inter alia.

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'Articles' Brexit: Possible Options and Impact 23 April 2016 | Harvard Law School Feed

Posted by Barnabas Reynolds, Shearman & Sterling LLP, on Saturday, April 23, 2016

   
'Events' Eurex Clearing conference: Cross-asset, direct access solutions to Eurex Clearing 21 April 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

With 2016 being the year in which the market embraces and implements EMIR OTC Clearing,  buy side firms are looking to complete their projects and start analyzing how to allocate their portfolios to cope with increased capital costs, higher margin requirements and the collateral squeeze.

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