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'News' Progress in Implementing OTC Derivatives Market Reforms 24 July 2015 | Financial Stability Board Feed

The FSB published a ninth progress report on implementing OTC derivatives market reforms.

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'Articles' The Dodd Frank Act – 5 years on 24 July 2015 | JDX Consulting Feed

On the 21st July 2010, the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law.

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'Articles' Dodd-Frank: The Five-Year Appraisal 22 July 2015 | ISDA Feed

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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'Articles' Webinar on CME-LCH Basis 22 July 2015 | ClarusFT Feed

Please join us, CME and ICAP on Thursday 23rd July at 11:30am EST, by registering here.  

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'Articles' The Fifth Year of the Frankendodd Life Sentence 22 July 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed

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?

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'News' Market report and study on REMIT Reporting issued by ETR Advisory and ComTech Advisory 21 July 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

ETR Advisory and ComTech Advisory have today issued a detailed report on reporting under REMIT.

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'Articles' Racing to Support a New Regime of Accountability 17 July 2015 | JDX Consulting Feed

The lack of legal accountability applied to key decision makers following the 2008 financial crisis remains a source of great public consternation.

   
'Articles' A Fork in the Road: the OTF-SI Decision Process 17 July 2015 | George Bollenbacher

For any investment firm operating a single-dealer bond or swap ECN in Europe, MiFID II raises a life-altering decision – whether to become an organized trading facility (OTF) or a systematic internalizer (SI). Given the way MiFID II is worded, that choice has far-reaching implications. And, since Article 20 of MiFID says, “Member States shall not allow the operation of an OTF and of a systematic internaliser to take place within the same legal entity,” this is very much an either-or decision.

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'News' ESMA publishes responses received to CP on clearing obligation 17 July 2015 | ESMA Feed

The responses can be viewed on the Consultation page.

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'Articles' IMF’s Kiff: variation margin haircutting ‘unfair’ to end-users 16 July 2015 | Risk Magazine Feed

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'News' Banks notable by their absence at Apple Pay UK launch 14 July 2015 | Feed
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'Articles' EurexOTC Clear: Inflation Swap Clearing - Margin & Capital Efficiencies for the Buy Side & Sell Side 13 July 2015 | Byron Baldwin

EurexOTC Clear will expand its IRS Product Scope to include Zero Coupon Inflation Swaps (ZCIS) for the Euro Zone Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, excluding Tobacco (HICPxT), the French Consumer Price Index, excluding Tobacco (FRCPIx) and the UK Retail Price Index (UK RPI) to commence clearing from 3rd. August 2015

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'News' ESMA updates list of authorised CCP and Public Register – Eurex Clearing AG extends services 13 July 2015 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today an update of its list of central clearinghouses (CCPs) which are authorised under the Euro

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'Articles' The eternal Greece of the financial engineer’s mind 13 July 2015 | Nick Dunbar Feed

Exactly 12 years ago I wrote about a Greek disappearing act: how in 2001 the country concocted a swap deal with Goldman Sachs to conceal almost €3 billion of debt from its national accounts, to help meet Maastricht ratios.

   
'News' A strategic approach to trade reporting? What's New? 09 July 2015 | Bill Hodgson

There seems to be a growing consensus from Banks, Consultancies and Vendors that MiFID2 reporting will be very hard.  Importantly avoiding the mayhem associated with EMIR will require a much more strategic approach than either EMIR or Dodd Frank.

   
'News' New Market Infrastructure For Bilateral Margin Regulations 08 July 2015 | Bill Hodgson

Leading Global Banks, Service Providers and Market Infrastructures Create New Hub for End-to-End Margin Processing. This announcement follows on from Project Colin, pictured here.

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