August 2018

'Articles' ISDA presses the panic button on IM 22 August 2018 | DRS LLP Feed

As market participants are all too aware, following the financial crisis in 2008-2009, G20 agreed to a regulatory reform agenda covering the OTC derivatives market and market participants, including proposals for margin requirements for non-centra

'Articles' truPTS - Their Current State and Why Their Website is Down 20 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

truPTS - Their Current State and Why Their Website is Down

'Articles' The 2018 Initial Margin Industry Survey 16 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Take part in this years 2018 Initial Margin Survey and find out how other firms are planning to implement IM

'Articles' Time to abandon hope: senior regulators set out vision for LIBOR transition in latest speeches 14 August 2018 | Deloitte Financial Services Feed
'Articles' Project Manager: The Best New Career For Operation Managers? 13 August 2018 | Chris Niccolls Feed
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'Articles' BCBS 239 – The “Data-Fitness” Hurdle 13 August 2018 | Deloitte Financial Services Feed

In May-June 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published reports on the progress of the largest, internationally active banks towards compliance with the BCBS Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting – known as BCBS 239.

'News' FCA collaborates on new consultation to explore the opportunities of a Global Financial Innovation Network 07 August 2018 | Financial Conduct Authority Feed

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has, in collaboration with 11 financial regulators and related organisations, today announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), building on the FCA’s proposal earlier this year to

'News' FCA Survey Reveals 10 Times Increase in Firms Affected by IM 07 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

The reduction of the IM threshold from €750bn to €8bn will result in a jump of ten times the number of firms in scope.

'Articles' FX Global Code: do you know what you’re signing up to? 06 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Although the FX Global Code isn’t mandatory, many firms have already signed up. Increasingly it’s looking like becoming the industry norm. In the UK, the FCA has highlighted the code as a way to show compliance with proper standards of market conduct, so potentially an easy boost to a firm’s reputation. But the obligations it brings can be harder than you think. And control failings for those who’ve signed up could have the opposite effect on their industry standing.

'News' Consultation Paper no.6 on the Clearing Obligation under EMIR 03 August 2018 | ESMA Feed

A very long paper which in short asks: Should the exemptions from the Clearing Obligation for a third-country entity which is part of a consolidated group based in the EU, be extended?

July 2018

'Articles' Fake news? 31 July 2018 | Albert Menkveld Feed

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'News' Interesting Announcement on LedgerConnect from CLS and IBM 30 July 2018 | Bill Hodgson

CLS, IBM and Banks go public on a DLT proof of concept as a foundation for future STP solutions

'Articles' ISDA CDM 1.0 Webinar 30 July 2018 | ISDA Feed

In 2017, ISDA embarked on a project to develop the ISDA Common Domain Model (ISDA CDM), a common, robust, digital blueprint for how derivatives are traded and managed across their lifecycle.

'Articles' Contractual Continuity in OTC Derivatives 30 July 2018 | ISDA Feed

The issue of contractual continuity in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market following the exit of the UK from the EU (referred to Brexit) is a subject of considerable concern to firms and their clients and counterparties and should, we be

'Articles' Addressing SFTR’s Industry impacts – a new white paper from TFE sponsored by DTCC 25 July 2018 | The Field Effect Feed

TFE has released our new white paper, sponsored by DTCC. In the paper we discuss the vital role of trade repositories for transaction reporting. SFTR has designated TRs as essential elements of compliance by acting on behalf of firms to consume, validate, normalise and store the vast amounts of transaction data involved.