January 2015

'Articles' Are you ready for 2015 ? 01 January 2015 | Maria Leontiou

31 December 2014! (Bill, my fault, it's now 1st Jan) I can't believe we have reached year end, time really flew this year!!

December 2014

'Articles' Frontloading certainty paves way for EU clearing mandate 30 December 2014 | ISDA Feed

The first clearing obligations are already in place in the US and Japan, and the European Union is now set to follow with its first mandates next year.

'Articles' Three Months Later – Are we any Clearer? 22 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

Almost three months after ESMA published the final draft RTS on Clearing Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) under EMIR, the clearing landscape starts getting clearer.  Clearing could be the most complex regulatory obligation under EMIR so far.

'News' FCA to regulate seven additional financial benchmarks 22 December 2014 | Financial Conduct Authority Feed

The FCA will regulate seven additional major UK-based financial benchmarks in the fixed income, commodity and currency markets from 1 April 2015.

'Articles' EMIR transaction reporting: the remediation effort 19 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

The focus has now shifted:

'News' ESMA provides implementing rules for MiFID II 19 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today its final technical advice (TA) and launches a consultation on its draft regulatory technical and implementing standards (RTS/ ITS) regarding the implementation of the Market

'News' Changes to EU Mandatory Clearing Front Loading Timing, Group Transactions and Funds 19 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

You need to read this letter carefully as it contains significant changes to the timing of frontloading, and also an exemption for intragroup (affiliate trades).

'Articles' CASS RP Bites on Small Alternative Investment Fund Managers 18 December 2014 | DRS LLP Feed

Life for “small AIFMs” [1] will change in a big way on 1 April 2015 and, despite the date, it’s no joke… In Policy Statement 13/5, the FCA made certain amendments to its client assets (CASS) rules in order to ensure that they remained consistent w

'Articles' The rise of passive investing. And the demise of investment managers? 18 December 2014 | Capco Feed

Bill: An interesting commentary on the Investment Management business.

'Articles' Russia’s rouble crisis: Going over the edge 16 December 2014 | The Economist Feed


'Articles' Straight-through Processing and the Application of Technology in Collateral Management 16 December 2014 | Securities Finance Monitor Feed

Articles and reports on collateral management tend to focus on the high-level application of technology and the money to be made (or not lost) from collateral optimization.

'Articles' Transparency in Clearing Data 16 December 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

About a month ago I was at a conference and heard folks mention OTC clearing volumes, and my curiosity got the best of me:  Who is clearing what, and how much is going through each venue?  So I began pulling clearing data…

'Articles' Lost Lobos Part 2 16 December 2014 | Nick Dunbar Feed

When I was in my twenties, I worked on a film being shot location in the London borough of Newham.

'Articles' Professional Risk Managers international Association's (PRMIA) Risk Year in Review 16 December 2014 | Sol Steinberg

Risk management emerges as a competitive focus area for hedge funds

'Articles' Some Specifics of the Dodd-Frank Act Swap Push-Out Rule 12 December 2014 | John Kiff Feed

There’s a lot of talk about what’s covered and what’s not in the Dodd-Frank Section 716 Push-Out rules. So just for the record, here’s an explanation from a 2011 piece from the Reuters “Practical Law” service.

'Articles' Time for a job swap? 12 December 2014 | Penny Davenport

Did you return from your summer break wondering if you were in the right job? 

'Articles' FATCA – is the pressure off? 12 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

What is FATCA?