You can't make it up - be careful what you wish for.
This is going a little off-piste but I'm hoping the wisdom of the crowd will help. I need to understand how the client limits process works in Equities and Futures.
Markit set for £4 billion market list after 13 years of rapid growth: Financial data provider Markit was testing the waters and talking to advisers about a float that would value the firm at above £4 billion, according to reports.
Over here This will be key to how new products reach mandatory clearing.
Sourced from http://tabbforum.com/videos/genslers-last-dance (login required, but free) Totally irrelevant but notable, I assume from the recent conference
A really good history of futures, which illustrates the passion by Gary Gensler to bring OTCs into the same framework.
An excellent summary of the impasse within the CFTC on SEFs, and the arbitrary setting of holding periods for IM on swap futures.
I added three more guest writers, see http://theotcspace.com/profiles/ for more details. The final tally is:
From the FT: @FTTradingRoom: CME Group's European interest rate swaps clearing starts in London today. Debuts with 7 currencies: GBP, EUR, CAD, AUD, CHF, JPY and USD Anyone know who CME have signed up for this? It would be interesting to know.
FT article: BBG threatens to sue CFTC (subs required) Bloomberg has taken the first step towards suing CFTC over what they see as an un-level play
A variety of people are making a contribution to the site, each of their posts will show their profile at the bottom of the page.
Interesting if it affects you... LCH.Clearnet Group - CDSClear - Regulatory Updates.
I happen to be working with a client whose office is now right under St Paul's Cathedral. In the photo below (click the link), the entrance to the office can be seen just to the right of the tower down at ground level.
I came across this story which I need to read more, but it's an interesting analysis that US banks have a favourable accounting treatment which may attract change.
Given the report about the unsuitability of Expected Shortfall and back-testing, here's an article from 2007 by Risk which explains more.
See the quote below, read the PDF, then enjoy your weekend. 300? WTF. Sorry. Update from the FSB: http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/publications/r_130308.pdf
Scott O'Malia doesn't mince his words, he's critical in a forensic take-down of the process for defining the reporting requirements within his own organisation. He abstained from the vote regarding CME-1001, his press release explains why.
Exclusive to The OTC Space for now, a new reporting service from Deutsche Börse to facilitate accurate reporting of ETD and OTC business executed or cleared within the DB group.