Frances Coppola makes an interesting commentary on who brings risk into banking, and in the case of HBOS, not scary derivatives traders, but people who were supposed to provide a safe retail bank business.
Πιστή στη απόφασή μου να βοηθήσω τον φίλο μου Bill Hodgson να πάρει ιδέες για τις καλοκαιρινές του διακοπές και γνωρίζοντας πόσο αγαπάει την φωτογραφία λέω να ξεκινήσει τα σχέδια του απο την πανέμορφη Σαντορίνη που σου κόβει την ανάσα.
The attached article from FOX news indicates IDBs are making initial moves to set up new futures exchanges including: - GFI fi
FX Spot, Forwards, Swaps, NDFs. Nasdaq OMX to launch FX clearing in November - Risk.net.
Ο φόβος για μια νέα "too big to fail" Τράπεζα η οποία θα είχε το μέγεθος του Ελληνικού ΑΕΠ, φαίνεται ότι είναι η βασική αιτία για την ένσταση που πρόβαλε η Τρόικα στα σχέδια συγχώνευσης των δύο Ελληνικών Τραπεζών, Εθνικής και Eurobank.
A group of banks have signed up to a consortium to sponsor & guide development of clearing for OTC products with Hong Kong Exchange. Press Release here
The JV between DTCC & Markit which combined the original confirmation / affirmation business of SwapsWire & DerivSERV has now become solely owned by Markit.
We have all heard the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”, well today I am going to postulate that "a chart is worth a hundred words or more” and also “a chart is a hundred times quicker in conveying key information”.
As SEF rules will come into force later this year, CreditLink by Traiana and
Some interesting analysis on the demise of MF Global: http://dealbreaker.com/2013/04
If you have some rate swaps sitting idle, why not use the new service from SwapClear to check whether they are mandated for clearing? Click here
The story below reported at the Investment and Pensions Europe website relates to this PDF Capital Treatment for Exposure to CCP Default Funds (post
Putting a spotlight on the challenges presented by Initial Margin algorithm changes at SwapClear and Eurex In recent months, both SwapClear and Eurex have indicated that they will overhaul their margining algorithms, posing signif
A new report is out on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and its impact on corporate and sovereign debt, written by London Economics on behalf of the Regulatory Strategy Group (RSG) and sponsored by the City of London. You can either get the pdf
A paper for the quants, about how markets behave in a low interest rate environment, and how this relates to VaR, and therefore margin exceptions in clearing (or outside for that matter).
A note from LCH below explains that they intend to complete the process of aligning the default fund of each clearing business vertically, and end the horizontal approach of having a general default fund.