ESMA have just issued these final guidelines on the definition of a derivative under MiFID I (and therefore also EMIR). The guidelines will apply from August.
Meeting the EU mandatory clearing requirements isn't simple, Damon Batten from Catalyst explains how to solve this in 10 easy steps.
The ongoing flow of regulatory changes created many challenges for financial institutions to ensure that their effectiveness, workflows and optimized operations in the field of collateral management.
The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its fifth Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System.
What is the relationship between Clarus data and BIS data? It is a great question to ask. On the whole, BIS data is delayed by nearly six months; Clarus data is available in close to real-time. For Cleared swaps, CCPView data is easily…
The post-crisis banking regime has obliged financial institutions to make connections between previously distinct classes of risk. The traditional view of a sequential flow of risk has been replaced by an infinite, interconnected loop with collateral and liquidity at the center alongside risk weighted asset considerations.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), based in Paris, offers employees the opportunity to work on issues related to the reform and oversight of the European Union's financial markets.
The OTC Space is looking for someone to work with us to produce original content, such as articles, interviews, videos, roundtables and other formats.
ESMA has today recognised ten third-country CCPs established in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
Recently we introduced exchange traded derivatives in CCPView, allowing us the ability to start exploring this world alongside the OTC market more holistically.
Shifts in Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) over the last 10 years have changed the profile of person that FMI businesses want to hire. There used to be little competition for key hires between CCPs and Exchanges, mainly because there was little competition between the businesses themselves. Exchanges and CCPs were interconnected and at the time it was unusual to hire a partner’s staff.
ESMA have issued the latest version of their Questions and Answers document on EMIR, which can be found here. They include details of new “level 2 validations” which are to come into force in October 2015.
The comprehsive comparison of Swap Futures contracts has been updated
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today issued the 13th update of its Q&A document on the implementation of the European Markets Infrastru
OTC clearing business may face the chop pending review
Leading regulators, legislators, derivatives market participants, technology and resource providers met in Montreal this week at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
When the new derivatives rules established trade reporting as one of the key goals, regulators assumed that this would unlock the door to market transparency and the ability to monitor systemic risk. While much progress has been made, as trades flow into the trade repositories, it is widely acknowledged that attention must now focus on data integrity.
ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority) is slowly moving forward in its attempts to reform and regulate the financial markets - the way Dodd-Frank has done here in the U.S. ESMA published a consultation paper and proposed regulatory technical standards regarding amendments to MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) and MiFIR (Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation).
This afternoon event is for back-office executives from across the European derivatives market who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of post trade and collateral management issues affecting our industry today. As the market changes under the pressure of regulatory reform and the opportunities and efficiencies offered by automation, this event will provide an overview of the latest thinking on this crucial part of the trade cycle.