April 2016

'Articles' Stymied OTC Derivative Market Reform 04 April 2016 | John Kiff

At their 2009 Pittsburgh Summit, leaders of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging market economies (G20) called for a major overhaul of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets, which was to have been completed by the end of 2012.

March 2016

'News' The snake in the tunnel: position limits revisited 31 March 2016 | RegTechFS Feed

A brief exchange of correspondence between regulators over the last fortnight has brought aspects of MiFID II’s regulatory technical standards back into question.

'News' Eurex Launches Direct Access For Clients to Clearing 31 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

A new model for giving clients access to clearing by re-modelling the Client - CCP relationship

'News' ESMA fines DTCC 31 March 2016 | ESMA Feed

This story dates back to events a few months ago and must have been a painful time for DTCC, click the link below for the details. The situation has been resolved so this is historic only. Bill

'Articles' Video Demo of Riskfocus DTCC GTR Message Validation Service 30 March 2016 | Lloyd Altman

Watch a short demo of the free message validation service for data flowing into the DTCC GTR

'Events' Islamic Banking and Finance - Regulatory, Risk and Compliance 30 March 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

This advanced two day training programme has been designed to provide delegates with comprehensive training in the latest regulatory, risk, and compliance issues affecting the Islamic banking and finance industry today.

'Events' FATCA and the OECD CRS: 10% Discount for OTC Space Readers 30 March 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

This two day intermediate to advanced conference training programme will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the new United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requirements, by combining theory with practice and by incorporating interactive elements. A 10% discount on registration is avilable to registered readers.

'Articles' Australia to end ASX clearing monopoly 30 March 2016 | Financial Times | Clearing and Settlement Feed

Decision axes potential hurdle to exchange’s participation in overseas mergers.

Maybe this will open the way for LSEG/LCH/DB or SGX to move in to Australia. Bill.

'News' SEC Regulation SBSR 29 March 2016 | Lloyd Altman

In a nod to delays in registration of Swaps Data Repositories (SDRs), the SEC has granted a temporary exemption from the core SDR Rules 13n-1 to 13n-12 until the earlier of when the first SDR is granted registeration by the SEC or June 30, 2016. T

'News' REGIS-TR announces intention to become “Finfrag” trade repository 29 March 2016 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

REGIS-TR have announced in this press release that they intend to become an authorised trade repository under the Swiss FMIA reporting rules (“Finfrag”).

'Events' CCP Clearing, Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution (EU): 10% Discount for OTC Space Readers 29 March 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

This new and unique two day conference will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of central counterparty (CCP) clearing models and operational frameworks in the European Union (EU). Registered OTC Space readers can access a 10% discount on registration.

'Events' DerivOps North America 2016: 15% Discount Available to OTC Space Readers 28 March 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

DerivOps North America is the essential annual event for derivatives operations professionals to discuss challenges in collateral management, clearing, counterparty risk, SEFs, derivatives data, and more, all while networking with peers, SMEs, and fintech innovators. OTC Space registered readers can register to attend using a 15% discount code, located at the bottom of the announcement.

'News' New REMIT Q+A issued this afternoon 24 March 2016 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

Following the release of new examples and a new version of the Transaction Reporting FAQ earlier today(see here), ACER have this afternoon issued a new version of the REMIT Questions and Answers document, the 15th version, which can be found here.

'Articles' How Cash is Held by Clearing Houses 23 March 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

A lot has been written about the increasing systemic importance of Derivatives Clearing Houses, so I thought it would be interesting to see what the new CCP Quantitative Disclosures show on how cash is held by CCPs and the differences in practice