Inflation Swap Clearing commences on EurexOTC Clear on Monday 3rd August - this generates superior margin and capital efficiencies for both the Buy Side and Sell Side with ZCIS cleared within the Fixed Income Liquidation Group in Eurex Clearing's
Know Your Customer (KYC) central repositories represent the latest industry effort to develop an efficient and effective function for financial institutions coping with the increased regulatory requirements around KYC.
Current changes in the financial industry are proving to be costly for market participants. For example, the push by regulators for more centralised clearing of OTC derivatives means that portfolios will have to be split between cleared and un-cleared derivatives. Margining for OTC markets is also becoming increasingly complex and the management of assets delivered to cover these exposures are another source of cost. Knowledge that the cost of trading could increase further still has prompted many to re-asses their stance. Many are turning to market infrastructures with sophisticated triparty collateral management solutions such as Clearstream’s Global Liquidity Hub for a one-stop- shop solution to meet this multitude of challenges in an efficient and cost-saving manner.
See here for an article on the JDSupra site by Chris Borg of Reed Smith, providing some details around the rules which will apply to derivatives trades which are not cleared.
JWG analysis. It may have taken five years and five regulatory agencies to bring about, but the final version of the Volcker rule has officially landed.
ISDA's most recent research paper (attached below) provides evidence of the increased activity in compressions, particularly those to reduce the number of interest rate swaps.
Exchange operator aims to help banks comply with new derivatives rules
Here are my latest securitization issuance charts for the United States and Europe updated to the first half of 2015. I still plan to add charts for Australia, Canada and Japan but life and work have been interfering with that effort!
An interesting read on the state of market reform, from Scott O'Malia, ex-CFTC Commissioner
After the financial crisis in 2008, the simple definition of Collateral Management as a set of assets which should hedge the credit risk of financial transactions gained a new dimension. Constant development in Collateral Management had to move to the next level. With nine years of thorough market research, Fleming Europe has built a name for itself as an event organizer which follows Collateral Management trends, understands the market and its needs and offers professionals space to discuss issues weighing the current market down and to improve the prospects for scenarios of all kinds towards a brighter future.
The term — inter-affiliate trade — is hardly a household phrase. But it is at the heart of an important risk management issue, and consensus is growing that the issue needs to be addressed by policymakers.
Amir presented ‘Data-based assessment of MAT’ at the CFTC’s division of market oversight roundtable on MAT meeting last week.
The FSB published a ninth progress report on implementing OTC derivatives market reforms.
On the 21st July 2010, the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law.
A role in London for a BA to work with a tier 1 bank on a major document digitisation project.
This week marks the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Please join us, CME and ICAP on Thursday 23rd July at 11:30am EST, by registering here.
Today is Frankendodd’s fifth birthday. Hardly time for celebration. It is probably more appropriate to say that this is the fifth year in the Frankendodd life sentence.
So where do we stand?
ETR Advisory and ComTech Advisory have today issued a detailed report on reporting under REMIT.