The dust has settled from the initial fall out from retail brokerages going out of business as a result of the SNB's abrupt removal of the CHF vs EUR peg several weeks ago.
So I think it's time to ask a deeper question - does it make sense to use risk-based margins in retail FX proprietary trading? After a quick review I can't see a good reason why not.
With all the discussion about Dodd-Frank, Volcker Rule, Basel III and EMIR, it’s easy to forget the last piece of the puzzle, Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2, Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation, and Regulato
At an eight month lag to the base reported data it is based on, BCBS's half yearly Basel III monitoring report was published recently looking at banks' progress towards meeting Basel III capital and liquidity rules. On the surface the report seems to have a pretty positive message. Reading between the lines and combining with other information there is a more interesting story behind the numbers on what it will take to meet the minimum ratios.
A little more on the recent cross-margin announcement
Brandywine Global Selects SunGard’s Apex Collateral to Support Margin Workflow Operations and Regulatory Reporting
The outcome of a long running legal battle over an ECB policy to require CCPs clearing EUR to locate themselves within the Eurozone is announced.
Good coverage by the FT on the ECJ ruling - political background which goes right up to George Osborne the Chancellor on how the opposite outcome could hasten a British exit from the EU.
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Matthew Spiegel, finance professor at Yale School of Management likens financial institutions’ view of liquidity to manufacturers’ view of inventory: the most liquid or easiest to move inventories are the easiest to manage. Now, as financial institutions move into the new Dodd-Frank world, they are more incentivized than ever to manage liquid inventories of financial products.
ISDA have issued this paper which provides comment on what they see are the issues around the various derivatives trade reporting initiatives which came into being following the declaration made at the 2009 G20 Pittsburgh Summit (and which led to
G.McDermid: Press release about CPMI and IOSCO issuing the Implementation monitoring of the PFMI: Level 2 assessments for central counterparties and trade repositories in the European Union, Japan and the United States.
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today an update of its list of central clearinghouses (CCPs) which are authorised under the Euro
Gordon McDermid: JP Morgan concludes on the uneconomic nature of client clearing in the current regulatory envrionment and warns of potential consequences
FOW returns to Amsterdam on 17 March 2015 continuing in its successful expanded format to look at the central themes affecting the Dutch market.
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