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August 2013

   
'News' Library of EMIR Documentation from the Financial Conduct Authority 05 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

If you need a convenient way to browse EMIR documents, the UK FCA has a site which is handy, and somewhat easier to navigate than the ESMA site.

   
'News' Angelica and Bees 03 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

The Angelica gigas has finally popped it's flower heads - they've been emerging slowly over the past few weeks. Our garden is bee friendly, you can see why in the photos. Bill.

   
'News' IOSCO Warns Regulators on EMIR CCP Recognition Processes 02 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Concerns from Asia about providing CCP services into Europe, expressed in a letter from IOSCO to ESMA.

   
'Articles' SDR, Block Trade Rule, 30 July Update 02 August 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Those of you that read my previous post on the Block Trade Rule will know that on July 30th we move

   
'News' ICE Clear Europe to start Client Clearing for CDS 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

ICE CLEAR EUROPE TO INTRODUCE CLIENT CLEARING FOR INDEX AND SINGLE NAME CDS ON OCTOBER 7, 2013; OVER EUR 12 TRILLION IN EUROPEAN CDS CLEARED TO DATE via Intercontine

   
'News' Leadership Changes at DTCC 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

DTCC Expands Leadership Team

   
'Articles' Deus Ex Macchiato » A summer daydream, part 2 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Conclusion of this two part regulatory thriller. Readers are invited to send in their diagrams of what the cleared OTC market might look like once CCPCCPs are introduced into the market.

   
'News' Cross-margining at CME slowed by practical challenges - Risk.net 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Interesting commentary on combining futures into an OTC portfolio at CME

   
'News' Uncleared swaps and higher initial margin; can a margin clearing mechanism reduce the pain? | Securities Finance Monitor 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Commentary by SFM on a piece in IFR about the idea of processing OTC products in a non-CCP centralised platform with net margin.

July 2013

   
'News' EMIR CCP Segregation Models Links 31 July 2013 | Bill Hodgson

In advance of a longer piece, here's the links to presentations by the various CCPs on how their EMIR segregation models work:

   
'News' SEF Applicants under the CFTC Rules 31 July 2013 | Bill Hodgson

I keep seeing news stories on firms applying to be a SEF, here's the one's I've seen, send in any others and I'll add them.

   
'News' Deus Ex Macchiato » A summer daydream, part 1 31 July 2013 | Bill Hodgson

You can tell the heat has gone on too long in the UK.... I'm looking forward to part 2. Deus Ex Macchiato » A summer daydream, part 1.

   
'News' Taxing Issues for Swap Futures 30 July 2013 | Ben Larah

The latest chapter in the story of swap-futures is detailed in a Risk article potential tax issues fo

   
'News' Front Office Analytics for CVA, Capital and Margin 30 July 2013 | Bill Hodgson

One of the challenges facing traders in the future OTC ecosystem is the greatly increased indirect costs of each trade.  Markit have added to their front office "IRM" tool the ability to analyse a trade in terms of:

   
'News' The New Cost of Hedging | TABB Forum Interview 26 July 2013 | Ben Larah

I was interviewed last week by TABB TV about Sapient's Cost of Clearing study.

   
'News' Are you prepared to report your derivatives transactions ? | Deloitte 25 July 2013 | Maria Leontiou

It's probably by far the best presentation on trade reporting I have come across, at least until today.

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