June 2017

'Articles' Time Ticking on Next Margin Deadlines 06 June 2017 | ISDA Feed

Time has a habit of marching relentlessly on, and revised compliance dates for counterparties to make changes to their collateral document

'Articles' Elena Gaetini Interview – EMIR RTS Needs Your Attention 05 June 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

Elena Gaetini, a panelist at “The Future Of Post-Trade” event on May 22, 2017, was interviewed regarding the looming November 1 deadline for compliance with ESMA’s RTS for EMIR Article 9 Transaction Reporting. 

May 2017

'Articles' The Collateral Cliff Edge – Variation Margin on the Brink 31 May 2017 | Phil Langton

The new Variation Margin regulations impact all financial entities as well as systemically important non-financial entities that deal in uncleared OTC trades. This means that from March onwards, all new trades will need to be captured under a collateral agreement and margined daily with collateral posted to cover the MTM movements. Whilst this may sound simple in principle to achieve, entering into a collateral agreement is no simple task.

'Events' IDX 2017 30 May 2017 | Samantha Hodgson

Explore important political and regulatory topics that are shaping the cleared derivatives markets in Europe and beyond from Brexit to regulatory reform in the United States.

'Articles' UBS joins RegTek.Solutions’ Validate.Trade client roster 24 May 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

RegTek.Solutions is proud to add UBS into its group of Global Swaps Dealers that license Validate.Trade for Trade Reporting Data Quality Surveillance.

'Articles' Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability 24 May 2017 | Sol Steinberg

The global financial crisis highlighted the importance of liquidity in functioning financial markets. Pre-2008, market participants received easy access to readily available funding and were ill-prepared for events that transpired during the credit crisis. Failure to adequately assess and manage liquidity underpinned major market turmoil, triggering unprecedented liquidity events and the ultimate demise of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and other financial institutions previously thought too big to fail.

'Articles' Get Ready – A $13 billion Collateral Headache is Heading in Your Direction 17 May 2017 | Peter Farley

Banks and other financial institutions that use derivatives as investments or to hedge risk need to get ready, otherwise they are heading for a $13 billion headache as new collateral and margin requirements continue to be phased in later this year.

'News' Webinar Video Recording Available 12 May 2017 | Razor Risk Feed

On the 30th of March Razor Risk broadcast a webinar explaining the background to FRTB, the timeline for readiness, and showed a live demo of our platform

'Articles' Start Making Sense of the Data 10 May 2017 | Jenny Nilsson

In 2009, a new international consensus was formed when the G-20 met in Pittsburgh. International leaders agreed that transparency and oversight of the OTC derivatives market was key to international financial stability.

'Articles' Regulatory Horizon: Hope and Change Version 2.0 03 May 2017 | James Parascandola

Whilst the Obama Administration’s rally cry of ‘Hope and Change’ resonated with voters 8 years ago, it signaled the beginning of the end of the status quo throughout the banking and financial service industries; and not coincidentally, annualized U.S. GDP growth above 3%.

'Articles' RegTek.Solutions Announces EMIR-Ready Service 03 May 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed
EMIR RTS Changes on 1st November: will you be ready?

RegTek.Solutions announces service that ensures you will be

3 May 2017, New York & London:

April 2017

'Articles' SEFs: Time to Reform a Dodd-Frank Market Reform 26 April 2017 | Thom Thompson

Swap execution facilities (“SEFs”) could provide an invaluable platform for creative disruption in the derivatives market! The format needs some modification to give entrepreneurial innovation room to breathe. As all parts of the US financial services regulatory system undertake a review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of current regulation I shared my observations on implementing the Dodd-Frank rules for (“SEF”) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission”). I recommended that the Commission consider permanently establishing a “lighter touch” temporary registration which would include several meaningful modifications to its current Rules which if implemented will foster – or at least not discourage – marketplace innovation.

'Articles' Navigating the waters of EMIR MiFIR and SFTR 26 April 2017 | Alan McIntyre

January shed some light on the European regulatory reporting timelines but provided a mixture of both relief and pressure.

'Articles' Has there been a sea change in the way banks respond to capital requirements? 24 April 2017 | Bank Underground Feed

Sebastian J A de-Ramon, William Francis and Qun Harris

'Articles' CCP Notionals Scoresheet 19 April 2017 | Amir Khwaja

The jump of $150bn at ForexClear is believed to be from the introduction of margining for FX products, a sudden enthusiam to clear them. Shanghai CCP are doing well with OTC rate swaps having added $306bn of notional. Both JSCC and LCH actively use compression methods to eliminate notional hence the drops above. All units in millions of USD, so 1000 below means 1 billion of USD.

'Articles' Is MiFID II really going to restore trust in banks and financial markets? 19 April 2017 | Peter Farley

How much is it worth paying to restore trust in banks and financial markets? Well, I suppose you first have to establish how much trust in those institutions was lost as a result of the 2008 financial crisis.