February 2015

'Events' Trading Show - West Coast 2015 26 February 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

West Coast's leading quant, automated trading, and big data event.

'News' ESMA updates list of authorised CCP and Public Register – Nasdaq OMX Clearing AB gets extension of authorisation for FX derivatives 25 February 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 Euro

'Articles' JP Morgan warns on swaps clearing 24 February 2015 | Feed

 Gordon McDermid: JP Morgan concludes on the uneconomic nature of client clearing in the current regulatory envrionment and warns of potential consequences 

'Events' FOW Trading - Amsterdam 2015 24 February 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

FOW returns to Amsterdam on 17 March 2015 continuing in its successful expanded format to look at the central themes affecting the Dutch market.

'Events' BOCA 2015 23 February 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

Every year in March, 1,000 senior-level executives from brokerage firms, asset management firms, international exchanges and regulatory bodies convene in Boca Raton, Florida for the leading strategic conference on the global exchange-traded industry landscape. The three-day conference format contains informative session topics, along with ample networking opportunities and social events.

'Offers' The Devil's Derivatives, by Nick Dunbar 20 February 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

The Devil’s Derivatives: The Untold Story of the Slick Traders and Hapless Regulators Who Almost Blew Up Wall Street… and Are Ready to Do It Again. 30% discount offer for registered readers.

'News' Should UK CCPs Move to the Eurozone? 20 February 2015 | Bill Hodgson

The move by the ECB to require CCPs who clear EUR to be based within the EUR zone should be resolved soon, according to this report from Reuters.

'Articles' The SEC Weighs in on Swaps Reporting – Part 1 19 February 2015 | George Bollenbacher

If you have read my previous articles on Tabb Forum, you will know that I believe the all-important swaps reporting requirement has been badly mishandled by the regulators worldwide, missing a golden opportunity to shed some light on this otherwis

'Articles' FMR Advisory Round Table: “Last Look” 19 February 2015 | Robin Poynder

Over the last few months the topic of conduct risk, behavioural risk and general management concern around how to demonstrate to the regulators that a given business is behaving correctly, has come up again and again. As the conversations have focused in on areas of concern, the topic of “last look” and how price makers are managing the risk of e-distribution of prices is attracting attention. This round table was set up specifically to tease out the background to this methodology, the current implementations, some potential issues such as they are; and any potential remedial approaches.

'Articles' February Regulatory Update 17 February 2015 | Sol Steinberg

For the second year in a row, President Obama is requesting a massive increase in funding for the CFTC. In his 2016 budget blueprint, the president seeks $322 million for the CFTC, a 29% increase from this year’s $250 million. The budget plan must still pass Congress, which will hold hearings soon. I doubt, however, that the entire amount will be approved.

'Articles' Gearing up for non-cleared margin 12 February 2015 | ISDA Feed

In a recent ISDA survey of derivatives users, the introduction of margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives was h