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.
Within the next 18 months the impact of mandatory clearing and the margin on bilateral OTC trades will begin to reshape the OTC market.
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.
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.
The disclosure of the leverage ratio in Basel III has put pressure on banks to improve their capital levels. In April 2015 Commerzbank announced raising €1.5 billion in capital to improve its leverage ratio to 3.9%. Deutsche Bank’s Co-CEO Anshu Jain said that that the bank’s single most important strategy was to increase the leverage ratio from 3.4% to 5%. This article explains how compressions can also help banks to increase the leverage ratio while reducing their operational and credit risk.
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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.
A common approach to the rules governing central counterparties
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
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.
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.
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.
Modern banks operate booking processes and structures that are staggeringly complicated and often antiquated. Some banks even use systems that use imperial pounds and shillings, which seems odd given many staff would not have been alive when they were in use.
This video explains “Realised” and “Unrealised” profits and losses, key concepts in derivatives trading. Furthermore, this equation drives portfolio compressions.
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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.