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January 2014

   
Don't keep your customers waiting! 'Articles' Seriously? Penny Davenport says....plus 10 steps to career success. 21 January 2014 | Penny Davenport

One thing which is guaranteed to get me on my soap box is poor customer service.

   
'News' Dan Maguire : A Legend 20 January 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Something few mortals achieve is being called a legend in their own lifetime, and in Clearing even less so.

   
'Articles' Fixed Income trading paradigm upheaval: banks restrict principal market making | TABBfixed conference 18 January 2014 | Jon Skinner

The fixed income (FI) trading markets are evolving faster today than within living memory - according to panelists and speakers at Tabb's Annual conference Fixed Income 2014: Breaking Rates at the Times Center, Manhattan on Thursday January 16th. You can follow the tweets via #TABBfixed or read the Conference outline, agenda and speakers here.

   
'Events' IMN & SFIG ABS Vegas 2014 | Conference 17 January 2014 | Ben Larah

There are just a couple more days to go before IMN & SFIG host their first annual ABS conference

   
'Articles' FX NDF Trading on SEF platforms | ClarusFT 15 January 2014 | Amir Khwaja

Summary

This articles looks at Non-Deliverable FX Forwards data for USD/BRL, USD/INR, USD/CNY & USD/KRW currency pairs. It analyses trading volumes by On SEF vs Off SEF and Cleared vs UnCleared.

   
JPY Cleared Swaps 'Articles' JSCC and Clearing of Yen Interest Rate Swaps 15 January 2014 | Amir Khwaja

For a while now I have wanted to look into what is happening outside the US in terms of clearing of interest rate swaps. The news late last year that Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC), was awarded 

   
'Jobs' New Business Sales Executives - London and North America (2 roles) 14 January 2014 | Bill Hodgson

CloudMargin, an exciting new entrant to the collateral management world is looking to expand the sales team to cope with unprecedented growth. We are looking for 2 sales executives, one based in

   
'Articles' Models for Enterprise Regulatory Change | Part 2 12 January 2014 | Bill Hodgson

John Philpott follows up part 1 of his article on enterprise regulatory change with some useful ideas on the tension between horizontal and vertical models of managing change in a complex business.

   
'News' Who Authorises and Supervises CCPs in Europe? 12 January 2014 | Bill Hodgson

ESMA is responsible for maintaining a list of National Competant Authorities around Europe, these organisations will participate in the 'College' process of CCP re-authoristion during this year.

December 2013

   
'News' CloudMargin | WhitePaper | Thoughts for Cleared Participants 19 December 2013 | Bill Hodgson

We alerted you to the launch of a new business CloudMargin a while back, they have published their first white paper setting out some thoughts on the effect of clearing on the market.

   
'News' Site Update | 2013 in Review 18 December 2013 | Bill Hodgson

The readership of the site is growing, a typical day sees 500 unique visitors who in one month consume over 25,000 pages from the site. Over 800 people (and growing) elect to receive a daily email summarising the previous days stories.

   
'News' Weekly Roundup | Market Infrastructure & Technology | 16 December 2013 15 December 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Technology Complexity: An Early-Warning System to Prevent Costly Fails

   
'Articles' Quad-Party Clearing – a Winner’s Curse? - Capco Blog 15 December 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Henner Brüner is a Consultant in Capco’s Capital Markets Frankfurt practice, he explains why "quad party" or "physical segregation" is desirable for buy-side clearing clients but complex and costly to implement.

   
'News' Volcker market-making / CVA trading impacts | Risk article 13 December 2013 | Jon Skinner

This Risk article (subs.) lays out in more clarity the Volcker rule impacts and in particular market-making and CVA trading. Given the rule runs to 900 or so pages, no doubt there are more unintended consequences, buried footnotes and hidden gotchas to crawl from the woodwork as we proceed towards compliance in July 2015 (with full compliance possibly phased through July 2017). For now though in outline this is starting to make sense.

   
'News' Could US CCPs pay 25bps on cash collateral at today's interest rates? The plot thickens 13 December 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Josh at SFM / Finadium has uncovered a potential competitive advantage for US CCPs, click to read more (free registration may be required) 

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