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'News' Changes to EU Mandatory Clearing Front Loading Timing, Group Transactions and Funds 19 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

You need to read this letter carefully as it contains significant changes to the timing of frontloading, and also an exemption for intragroup (affiliate trades).

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'Articles' CASS RP Bites on Small Alternative Investment Fund Managers 18 December 2014 | DRS LLP Feed

Life for “small AIFMs” [1] will change in a big way on 1 April 2015 and, despite the date, it’s no joke… In Policy Statement 13/5, the FCA made certain amendments to its client assets (CASS) rules in order to ensure that they remained consistent w

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'Articles' The rise of passive investing. And the demise of investment managers? 18 December 2014 | Capco Feed

Bill: An interesting commentary on the Investment Management business.

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'Articles' Russia’s rouble crisis: Going over the edge 16 December 2014 | The Economist Feed

 

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'Articles' Straight-through Processing and the Application of Technology in Collateral Management 16 December 2014 | Securities Finance Monitor Feed

Articles and reports on collateral management tend to focus on the high-level application of technology and the money to be made (or not lost) from collateral optimization.

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'Articles' Transparency in Clearing Data 16 December 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

About a month ago I was at a conference and heard folks mention OTC clearing volumes, and my curiosity got the best of me:  Who is clearing what, and how much is going through each venue?  So I began pulling clearing data…

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'Articles' Lost Lobos Part 2 16 December 2014 | Nick Dunbar Feed

When I was in my twenties, I worked on a film being shot location in the London borough of Newham.

   
'Articles' Professional Risk Managers international Association's (PRMIA) Risk Year in Review 16 December 2014 | Sol Steinberg

Risk management emerges as a competitive focus area for hedge funds

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'Articles' Some Specifics of the Dodd-Frank Act Swap Push-Out Rule 12 December 2014 | John Kiff Feed

There’s a lot of talk about what’s covered and what’s not in the Dodd-Frank Section 716 Push-Out rules. So just for the record, here’s an explanation from a 2011 piece from the Reuters “Practical Law” service.

   
'Articles' Time for a job swap? 12 December 2014 | Penny Davenport

Did you return from your summer break wondering if you were in the right job? 

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'Articles' FATCA – is the pressure off? 12 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

What is FATCA?

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'News' ESMA adds Holland Clearing House BV to list of authorised CCPs under EMIR 12 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

ESMA has today added the Holland Clearing House B.V. to its list of authorised CCPs under the European Markets
Infrastructure Regualtion (EMIR). EMIR requires EU-based CCPs to be

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'Articles' QCCP deadline definitely delayed 12 December 2014 | DRS LLP Feed

To the surprise of no-one, the EC has today confirmed that the QCCP deadline has been extended by six months to 15 June 2015.

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'Articles' The Height of Absurdity: The Operation of the Government Hinges on Blanche Lincoln’s Brainchild 12 December 2014 | Streetwise Professor Feed

There’s a whole lotta stupid in Frankendodd. A whole lot. The SEF Mandate is at the top of the list, but the “Swaps Pushout” isn’t far behind.

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'News' Eurex backs GMEX's swap future with listing and clearing deal 11 December 2014 | The Trade News Feed

Swap futures platform GMEX has struck a deal with Eurex to list its products on the German futures exchange, with a view to go live in early April.

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'Articles' Ensuring CCPs are not TBTF 10 December 2014 | ISDA Feed

Last month, ISDA issued Principles on CCP Recovery, a short paper that crystallizes and makes recommendations on the adequacy and struct

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