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'Articles' How to fix the leverage ratio (by a prudential regulator) 05 August 2015 | Risk Magazine Feed

The application of the leverage ratio to client clearing is based on “ridiculous logic”, according to this prudential regulator, whose identity Risk has agreed to withhold. But it is not too late to fix the problem, the regulator says, and there are three ways to do so

   
'News' Update on Central Clearing in Korea 04 August 2015 | Bill Hodgson

The Korean CCP provides data on progress in central clearing, both voluntary and mandated.

   
'Events' 2nd Annual Post-Trade Forum & Trade Show 03 August 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

Following the great success of our 1st Annual Post Trade Forum with more than a 100 participants, GLC 2nd Annual Post Trade Forum is aiming to unveil an exclusive gathering of experts from across the Globe. Discover the latest innovations to the issues in the field of post trade. This event will provide you guidance in the upcoming implementation of T2S, and listen to the first hand experiences of those, who are one step ahead of the game.

   
'News' Inflation Swap Clearing commences on EurexOTC Clear 02 August 2015 | Byron Baldwin

Inflation Swap Clearing commences on EurexOTC Clear on Monday 3rd August - this generates superior margin and capital efficiencies for both the Buy Side and Sell Side with ZCIS cleared within the Fixed Income Liquidation Group in Eurex Clearing's

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'Articles' KYC central repositories: a buy side-driven business 31 July 2015 | JDX Consulting Feed

Know Your Customer (KYC) central repositories represent the latest industry effort to develop an efficient and effective function for financial institutions coping with the increased regulatory requirements around KYC.

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'News' Article on IOSCO/BCBS “uncleared margin rules” 31 July 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

See here for an article on the JDSupra site by Chris Borg of Reed Smith, providing some details around the rules which will apply to derivatives trades which are not cleared.

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'News' One giant leap for the American financial services industry? 31 July 2015 | RegTechFS Feed

JWG analysis. It may have taken five years and five regulatory agencies to bring about, but the final version of the Volcker rule has officially landed.

   
'News' Compressions by ISDA: New entrants, new products and big results 30 July 2015 | Diana Higgins

ISDA's most recent research paper (attached below) provides evidence of the increased activity in compressions, particularly those to reduce the number of interest rate swaps.

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'Articles' Updated U.S. and European Securitization Issuance Volume Charts* 29 July 2015 | John Kiff Feed

Here are my latest securitization issuance charts for the United States and Europe updated to the first half of 2015. I still plan to add charts for Australia, Canada and Japan but life and work have been interfering with that effort!

   
'News' Testimony of ISDA CEO Scott O’Malia Before the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture 29 July 2015 | Bill Hodgson

An interesting read on the state of market reform, from Scott O'Malia, ex-CFTC Commissioner

   
'Events' 9th Annual Collateral Management Forum 29 July 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

After the financial crisis in 2008, the simple definition of Collateral Management as a set of assets which should hedge the credit risk of financial transactions gained a new dimension. Constant development in Collateral Management had to move to the next level. With nine years of thorough market research, Fleming Europe has built a name for itself as an event organizer which follows Collateral Management trends, understands the market and its needs and offers professionals space to discuss issues weighing the current market down and to improve the prospects for scenarios of all kinds towards a brighter future.

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'Articles' Bipartisan Consensus Emerges on Inter-Affiliate Trades 27 July 2015 | ISDA Feed

The term — inter-affiliate trade — is hardly a household phrase.  But it is at the heart of an important risk management issue, and consensus is growing that the issue needs to be addressed by policymakers.

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'Articles' CFTC’s Roundtable on the Made Available to Trade Process – July 15, 2015 27 July 2015 | ClarusFT Feed

Amir presented ‘Data-based assessment of MAT’ at the CFTC’s division of market oversight roundtable on MAT meeting last week.

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