November 2015

'Articles' Well Said, Chairman Massad 10 November 2015 | ISDA Feed

On the face of it, the mandatory reporting of derivatives transaction data has seen most progress of all the market reform commitments made by the Group of 20 nations in Pittsburgh in 2009.

'News' ESMA proposes central clearing for Norwegian, Polish and Swedish interest rate swaps 10 November 2015 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published additional

'Articles' A Modern Approach to Project Management: Is the Future Agile? 06 November 2015 | JDX Consulting Feed

Bill: What are your experiences of Sprints, Scrums and Agile methods? Is a hard problem in small pieces just as hard as the original problem?

'News' Will MiFID II be delayed? 06 November 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

With the MiFID II/MiFIR deadline now less than 14 months away, there is a great deal of work to do. This applies to all in the commodities industry, in particular those who lose their exemptions.

'News' ESMA consults on indirect clearing arrangements 05 November 2015 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has opened today a public consultation on draft requirements regarding indirect cle

'News' ESMA updates list of authorised CCPs – CME Clearing Europe extends services 04 November 2015 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today an update of its list of central clearinghouses (CCPs) which are authorised under the Eur

'News' FSB reports describe progress in implementing OTC derivatives market reforms, and highlight where further work is needed 04 November 2015 | Financial Stability Board Feed

FSB releases two reports that provide an update on the implementation of the G20 reforms to over-the-counter derivatives market.

Report attached below as a PDF.

'Articles' Bring on the Basket 02 November 2015 | James Cherry

How does Shell maximise the potential of collateral through tri-party repos? Charlie Bedford-Forde explains.

'News' SEFSwaps | A New OTC Data Service 02 November 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

SEFSwaps LLC has launched an application for interest rate swaps data with a unique offering of SEF specific transactional detail.

'Articles' Mobilising assets to meet upcoming collateral requirements 02 November 2015 | James Cherry

The partnerships between Clearstream and agent banks give mutual customers access to the full service suite of the Global Liquidity Hub while the agent banks remain the local custodians. The service is available for multiple markets and for both fixed income and equities.

October 2015

'Articles' Chuka Umunna MP introduces Black Cultural Archives in the City 29 October 2015 | Miranda Brawn

Chuka Umunna MP gave a keynote speech as patron for Black Cultural Archives, the UK’s first national heritage centre dedicated to Black British history, on Wednesday 14 October at global legal firm Fasken Martineau LLP. Black Cultural Archives’ welcomed Chuka at the launch of their fundraising event, BCA in the City generously sponsored by Fasken.

'Articles' Thinking The Third Way - Manage Your Stress Before It Manages You 29 October 2015 | Annette Paterakis

Mental stressors are maybe less obvious but just as profound. We all know we like to be recognised and valued for who we are and the work we do. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen in daily life.

'Articles' Cross-Border Fragmentation of Global Interest Rate Derivatives: The New Normal? 28 October 2015 | Bill Hodgson

The global derivatives markets – in particular, the market for euro interest rate swaps – remains fragmented along geographic lines, according to an analysis of data to June 30, 2015. This report is the fourth in a series of research notes charting changes in global liquidity pools since US swap execution facility (SEF) rules came into force in October 2013.

'Articles' Regulatory Update on Capital 28 October 2015 | Sol Steinberg

Market participants and investors have underestimated the impact that the Basel Capital Framework is having on both the buy-side and the sell-side. The potential impact of the framework will be significant going forward and banks may further cut back on the business lines they participate in.

'Articles' Buy Side System Requirements: Free Whitepaper 27 October 2015 | Sol Steinberg

In the last few years, the financial markets have undergone dramatic change. While some of this is down to natural evolution, much of the change can be directly attributed to new rules introduced in the wake of the 2007 crisis.

'Articles' OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reforms and the changing role of Middleware platforms 27 October 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

In response to the financial crisis that began in 2008, the leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations agreed to a series of measures following concerns about systemic risks in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The financial Stability Board (FSB) tasked with revamping the system initiated steps ranging from transparency of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, protecting against market abuse and mitigating systemic risk.