Clearing Houses are a huge concern among the largest banks in Europe and America having been deemed "too big to fail" by The Financial Times since the Clearing Houses became risk managers for global markets in the post 2007-crisis era. Leading up to Risk EMEA 2015, CFP spoke to Ricky Maloney, Buy Side Sales and Relations Manager, Eurex and Nick Chaudhry, Head of OTC Clearing, Commerzbank about the evolving concerns.
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The debacle of financial system in the United States in 2008 has been attributed to the subprime lending in mortgage sector, securitization of these subprime mortgage loans and taking aggressive positions in the resulting mortgage backed securitie
Here comes a press release from ESMA announcing the launch of centralised data projects for MiFIR and EMIR.
With adjustments to Basel III nearing completion, it's not clear whether client clearing ROE can be rendered sustainable by clearing fee increases alone. Here I look at a way to reduce capital burdens of bank clearing members by eliminating client-driven exposures whilst keeping banks providing client clearing - the Pure Agency client clearing model.
ACER recently issued their first “REMIT Quarterly” (here) which is a newsletter giving updates about progress and issues around the REMIT Initiative.
To help institutions comply with guidelines surrounding operational risk, Shigatsu Baka Financial Technologies (SBFT) has developed a new technology system to help firms cope with "Fat Finger" trading errors, a common problem on trading desks.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today an update of its list of central clearinghouses (CCPs) which are authorised under the European Markets Infrastructu
There is currently something of a big data revolution taking place as processing speeds increase and hardware costs decrease. Many banks already perform pre-trade data runs, generating millions of scenarios when performing Monte Carlo simulations to calculate CVA.
With regard to systemic counterparty risk reduction the bank regulators' minimum capital, liquidity reserve and margin levels are a major incentive. The current fine-tuning debate and regulatory rule adjustment are understandable given the financial implications.
By contrast the lack of discussion of clearing mandates might imply they are a straight systemic counterparty risk win through promotion of consolidation, netting and margining in CCP facing portfolios. Unfortunately it is not that simple - clearing mandates also entrenching bilateral counterparty risk by limiting key risk reduction techniques.
Here I explore these limitations and suggest some solutions.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today issued the 12th update of its Q&A document on the implementation of the European Markets Infrast
Rocket 3 is now available as an on-line edition formatted for tablets and computer screens.
The Rising Cost of Trade Reporting: Can Firms Afford to Stay Compliant?
With financial institutions increasingly adapting to regulatory demands and expectations, risk professionals face additional burdens to ensure industry standards are upheld alongside further challenges with emerging risks.
Imagine an IRS and a Bund Future cleared within two CCPs, or both cleared at Eurex via PRISMA to achieve cross-margining. The resulting drop in IM is dramatic.