To safeguard the overall integrity of the Clearing House (Eurex) and to protect the mutualizing Clearing Fund, we conduct an internal credit assessment of all counterparties and perform continuous monitoring of credit, concentration and wrong-way
I was reading a quite interesting piece this morning from Stephen Bruel at Brown Brothers Harriman on how Collateral Management has evolved the last few years, the impact of central clearing on it and how challenges in collateral management are bu
Check the date on the last two articles on the CFTC and ESMA
A supplementary Q&A from ESMA sets out further challenges for firms to implement trade reporting.
I came across one item in a series from the NY Fed on bank complexity - the charts demonstrate an aspect of Banks which we often overlook - that they contain many affiliates as a result of SPVs, or for other commercial purposes.
HanMag Securities recent default has shown that clearing can mitigate credit risk, but is not perfect. Managing and valuing credit risk to Central Counterparties (CCPs) is a must, particularly with new regulations. This article lists 10 checking points to analyse credit risk to CCPs.
ESMA published their official list of CCPs and their products.
OTC Clearing & Individual Client Asset Segregation Whitepaper
Following on from my article SEF MAT Week 4, IRS Volumes a
A brief update - SEF MAT weeks 4 and 5 numbers show fixed float IRS fairly stable. Using any one week to form conclusions is questionable.
A number of significant trends have been in place since the Lehman insolvency and the G20 Leaders summit at Pittsburgh in September 2009. The G20 'commitments' to reform the OTC derivatives market have been made real via the Dodd Frank and EMIR regulatory reforms. These regulatory mandates have spelled out significant changes to the market model and the associated market infrastructure.
I am not sure how your day was today but mine had a special bonus! A stroll under the dazzling sun along Vouliagmeni's coast lines, a suburb beach not that far from Athens city centre.
I hope you enjoy the photo.
Portfolio compressions can be useful to manage counterparty risk in derivative transactions. This article is the first of 3 parts and examines how companies can benefit from the mark-to-market credit exposure perspective, and some potential downsides.
Small but important site updates today - expect to see the introduction of Premium content going forward
The ESMA EMIR Q&A was updated this morning with the following questions:
Our client is looking for Senior Manager/Director level management consultants with a track record of successful delivery of new client programmes
ESMA have removed their lovely timeline chart and replaced it with a simplified table:
The clock starts ticking towards mandatory clearing in Europe.