November 2018

'Events' City of London Digital Transformation in Banking and Financial Services Event 09 November 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Join Redspire and Microsoft for a Financial Services Business Leaders event in the heart of City of London. Hear from four world-class Senior keynote speakers and enjoy an intimate and informal presentation with Chris Brindley, ex-Metro Bank Helen Wilson, Microsoft UK’s Customer Success Director. Take the opportunity to ask direct questions on how you can successfully steer change within your own business and why it’s so important to do so now.

'Articles' SA-CCR for US Banks 07 November 2018 | ClarusFT Feed

Bill: This is a good post on how the multiple exposure calculation methods may change for US firms. 

'Articles' Digital Services Tax – Industry letter on financial services 02 November 2018 | ISDA Feed

For anyone not familiar with the background, the UK government are trying to find a way to to tax firms like Amazon who operate in the UK but are domiciled elsewhere as a company, hence paying corporate tax outside the UK.

'News' New Patent on Risk Monitoring : An Issue for CCPs and FinTech Vendors? 02 November 2018 | Bill Hodgson

A new patent covering the risk monitoring of multiple cleared CCP accounts may conflict with CCPs and other FinTech vendors from providing similar functions.

'News' CFTC’s Office of the Chief Economist Issues Report on Initial Margin Phase 5 01 November 2018 | Bill Hodgson

A new CFTC report examines the number of entities in scope for phase 5 of UMR and the effect of excluded physical FX from the AANA calculations

October 2018

'News' ETD and Cleared OTC Margin Call and Communication Standards and Settlement Processing for the Buy-side 31 October 2018 | Bill Hodgson

The buy-side collaborate to improve the margin call process for OTC and ETD products.

'News' Trade Reporting Data Quality and Central Bank Effort Still a Concern 31 October 2018 | Bill Hodgson

A detailed research report into the gathering of OTC and ETD data reveals issues with the work being done by central banks to clean the data, and missing or confused attributes.

'Articles' Deutsche Börse and RegTek.Solutions launch pre-validation service for regulatory reporting 30 October 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

The new pre-validation platform will be available to over 2,300 executing entities which are using Deutsche Börse’s ARM (Approved Reporting Mechanism) service. It will add enhanced testing and data quality remediation capabilities, as well as pre-submission validations, for all transactions destined for any of the 25 National Competent Authorities (NCA) to which Deutsche Börse is connected.

'Articles' UK withdrawal from the EU: Changes to PRA Rulebook and onshored Binding Technical Standards 25 October 2018 | The Bank of England Feed

Consultation Paper 26/18

'Articles' Update to firms on the Bank’s regulatory approach, and firm preparations, for EU withdrawal 25 October 2018 | The Bank of England Feed

Letter to CEOs of PRA-regulated firms from Sam Woods (PRA CEO and Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation)

'News' The Need for Speed - Part II 22 October 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Opening up the market in South Africa: The need for speed part 2

'News' Smart Clearing of NDFs via Quantile 22 October 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Is your firm clearing NDFs? What you need is a smart way to transfer risk into a CCP to optimise your netting and margin

'News' ESMA Charts Illustrate the Brexit Concentration Risk for Europe 18 October 2018 | Bill Hodgson

This chart shows without question what a disaster it would be if a legal or regulatory barrier is erected down the English Channel (French: la Manche, "The Sleeve"; German: Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Breton: Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Corni

'News' Basel Committee seeks views on the leverage ratio treatment of client cleared derivatives 18 October 2018 | BIS Feed

Make sure you put in your views on why capital for client clearing is an issue. 

'Articles' Clearing Incentives, Systemic Risk and Margin Requirements 17 October 2018 | ISDA Feed

Central clearing of standardized derivatives and margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives are two of the basic tenets of global financial regulatory reform.