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'News' FSB releases report on possible measures of non-cash collateral re-use 23 February 2016 | Financial Stability Board Feed

FSB seeks feedback on report which considers possible measures of the re-use of non-cash collateral.

   
'Articles' Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivative Primer 23 February 2016 | John Kiff

Derivatives are financial instruments that are linked to specific financial instruments,  indices, indicators or commodities, and through which specific financial risks can be traded in financial markets in their own right. Derivatives contracts are usually settled by net payments of cash, that often occurs before maturity.

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'News' Notes from the Public REMIT Workshop held on 16th February 19 February 2016 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

See here for the notes from ETR Advisory taken at Tuesday’s public REMIT workshop held at ACER’s premises in Ljubljana on 16th February. The notes attempt to cover the comments and questions discussed in the room.

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'News' ESMA updates 16 February 2016 | ESMA Feed

ESMA updates EMIR Q&A

Tuesday 16 February 2016 16:02
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'Articles' CPMI-IOSCO Public Disclosure by European CCPs 16 February 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

European CCPs have recently started to publish lots of quantitative data covering their Default Fund, Initial Margin,  Collateral, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk and other Financial Disclosures.

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'News' Discussion Paper 15 February 2016 | ESMA Feed
Monday 15 February 2016 10:01
   
'Events' Trade Tech Europe 2016: 15% Discount for OTC Space Readers 12 February 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

TradeTech has been helping the most senior equity trading professionals from across the full value chain solve their biggest challenges for 15 years through interactive discussion and solution sharing. OTC Space registered readers can make use of a 15% discount on registration using the code in this announcement.

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'News' EMIR reporting is two years old today 12 February 2016 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

It is now two years since EMIR reporting started, on 12th February 2014.From that day, derivatives trades and life-cycle events had to be reported to an authorised Trade Repository (TR), within T+1.

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'News' US and Europe break derivatives rules impasse 11 February 2016 | Feed

United States and European Union leaders shaking hands on a deal agreementA common approach to the rules governing central counterparties

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'News' ESMA resumes 10 February 2016 | ESMA Feed

ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement

Wednesday 10 February 2016 14:14
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'Articles' Rebuilding A Swaps Desk 10 February 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

Many firms are restructuring their fixed income businesses in order to compete in the new world of swaps.  New regulations have made the industry more competitive, one where clients are no longer beholden to their large dealers; one where clients

     
'Articles' Techniques for Post-Trade Collateral Optimisation: A Sapient & FIS Whitepaper 10 February 2016 | Ted Allen

Collateral optimization is a buzzword used to describe a variety of techniques that aim to reduce the cost of collateral supporting trading activity. This is important for all sell-side and buy-side market participants given the various regulatory changes that increase the amount of collateral required to support trading activity, the increasing number of collateral movements to be processed and the additional strain on liquidity from regulatory capital changes. The goals of collateral optimization differ by firm, geography and sector but at their core, translate into a number of common problems.

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'News' It’s official! MiFID II is delayed 10 February 2016 | RegTechFS Feed

After months of rumour and speculation, The European Commission has today finally spoken out on the delay of MiFID II.  The Commission has announced a 1-year extension to the implementation, making the new deadline 3 January 2018.

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'Articles' Freshen up your career: take some time off 10 February 2016 | Penny Davenport Feed

Whether you’re getting ready for a ski trip, or hoping to see the green shoots of Spring soon, a little time away from your desk could be just what you need to inject some life into your career.

   
'Articles' The Profit and Loss Equation in Compressions | A Short Video 08 February 2016 | Diana Higgins

This video explains “Realised” and “Unrealised” profits and losses, key concepts in derivatives trading. Furthermore, this equation drives portfolio compressions.

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'News' Updated EMIR Q&A from ESMA 04 February 2016 | ESMA Feed

New answers from ESMA on:

   
'Events' Boca 2016, Florida 03 February 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

For senior-level executives throughout the futures, options and cleared swaps industry, FIA’s International Futures Industry Conference (Boca) is the must-attend event of the spring.

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