Banks' withdrawal from principal market making is in turn driving investors from corporate bonds to CDS indices to trade or hedge credits
In a press release (PDF) announced today, IOSCO announced their publication of a consultation report on the Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies (PDF).
A research paper from ISDA here (http://www2.isda.org/functional-areas/research/research-notes/) explains how much progress has been made in clearing Interest Rate produc
ISDA have built their own charting and analysis site using the data from the DTCC SDR, an example is below and there is a regular blog with analysis of the market.
Over at the Swaps Report they have made it easy to figure out which products are mandated to be traded on a SEF in the US. At some point something similar may happen with OTFs in Europe.
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ISDA backed up December survey opinon with a January cleared transaction volumes analysis to show that CFTC's SEF rules already shifted D2D IRS volume offshore from the US.
In a press release published today, ISDA announced that the release of the 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions will be pushed back until September 2014.
I really can’t believe we are just a fortnight away from EMIR Reporting go-live date. It feels like time has flown since my last post on the 18th December on this very topic.
If you weren't aware, the CFTC now publish aggregate data based on the trade data submissions on OTC products to the DTCC, ICE and CME SDRs on a weekly basis.
In the FT Thomas Krantz formerly secretary-general of the World Federation of Exchanges, lists many questions about the wisdom of moving the OTC market into clearing, but poses questions that
According to a Risk Magazine article (subscription required), some European CCPs are revising their margin models in order to comply with Esma regulations regarding the effects of procyclicality on margin requirements.
The need for firms reporting derivatives to make use of a Legal Entity Identifier is driving the emergence of a federated network of national issuers. The current list of issues includes:
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According to this Risk article, it would seem that the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has lined up with US regulators to give FX fowards (and presumably swaps) an exemption from EMIR reporting
ClarusFT discuss data on CDS trading in their SDRView service.
Reacting to re-regulation will take "until close to the end of this decade", says Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins at Davos as quoted in this article from the FT(subscription required).