Funding and Capital Economics

Fixed Income trading paradigm upheaval: banks restrict principal market making | TABBfixed conference

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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.

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The first FCM faller | BNY bags client clearing

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According to this IFR story, BoNY Mellon has cut its OTC clearing business due to "market and regulatory factors that will limit our ability to grow the business".

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Will the CFTC disrupt Japan domestic IRS liquidity? | Japan update

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There are two Japan-related CFTC no action relief (NAR) deadlines approaching:

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Reader Book Offers | 30% Off

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Palgrave have extended their generous discount offer to three more titles below in addition to the recent Clearing book by David. For all these titles click over to the dedicated OTC Space discount page and get your copies now.

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Deja vu? Latest Basel III CCP capital rules may make CCP membership uneconomical | Risk.net Clearing Member poll

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Risk.net conducted a poll of clearing members, a big majority of whom think CCP membership will become uneconomical under newest proposed risk-based and leverage ratio capitalization of CCP related portfolios.

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Is FARP a taper alternative? | Fast start for the new Fed facility

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The apparently fast start (Monday) of the Fed's FARP - coming just after the unexpected announcement not to taper - has caused some to speculate this is an alternative to the taper.  But is it?

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How Big is OTC Really?

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What do the hundreds of trillions mean and how can we compare this with other markets?

Scarcely a day goes by without a press article or speech mentioning in its introduction the “more $600+ trillion OTC derivatives market”.    Whilst this may liven up the subject, this unnecessarily inflames concern.  Here’s why.

What are the figures?  

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