December 2014

'Events' OTC Space Christmas Drinks | Be There 04 December 2014 | Jane Collins

A reminder - come to our Christmas drinks on the 10th

'News' LCH calls for rethink of CCP default funds 04 December 2014 | Feed

Industry discussion over the loss-absorbing capacity of central counterparties has failed to consider the distinction between CCP risk and the risk of clearing members, a white paper from LCH.Clearnet has said.

'Articles' GCSA Capital: the CCP underwriter 04 December 2014 | Feed

Bill: People with long memories will know that LCH used to have an insurance policy as part of the Default waterfall, which fell away many years ago.

'News' Michael & Martin Move Up | Changes at LCH & Euroclear 04 December 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Senior changes at LCH

'News' ESMA to cooperate with regional regulators on Australian CCPs 04 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

'Articles' Over the Counter (OTC) Derivative Markets – How Big and How Cleared? 03 December 2014 | John Kiff Feed

Following up on the previous post about the Financial Stability Board’s most recent Progress Report on Implementation of OTC Derivatives Market Reforms here we look at some of the more basic size-of-market data, including the amount of central cle

'Articles' ISDA Highlights Impact of Non-Cleared Margin Rules 02 December 2014 | DRS LLP Feed

On 7 November 2014, ISDA published version 1.0 of its “Minimum Standards for the Future State of Margin Workflow” (the “Standards”), a working document designed to support practical implementation of the BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for Non-Cent

'Articles' Summary of Eighth Financial Stability Board (FSB) Progress Report on Implementation of OTC Derivatives Market Reforms 01 December 2014 | John Kiff Feed

All standardized OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties by end-2012 at the latest.

'Articles' DTCC and Regis-TR blamed for low futures matching rates 01 December 2014 | Feed


November 2014

'Articles' More Transaction Reporting – now the energy markets turn 28 November 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

The continued drive to eliminate market abuse in financial markets is now focusing on the energy trading markets.

'Articles' Cross Currency Swap Trends 25 November 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

We like to stay on top of market trends here at Clarus, and following-on from Amir’s blog yesterday on the sharp rise in uncleared, back-dated EUR IRS, I’ve been taking a look at my “alma-mater” – Cross Currency Swaps. As…

'Articles' SwapClear hopes to crush notionals by $600trn 25 November 2014 | Feed


'Articles' Epic battles and how to use them to get ahead 25 November 2014 | Penny Davenport Feed

Hamilton & Rosberg

'Articles' EUR IR Swaps: Huge Spikes in Volumes 24 November 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

The advantage of a dashboard view is that it can quickly highlight interesting information. Looking at the SDRView Res dashboard this morning, I was surprised to see the following: Showing massive EUR IRSwap volumes on 19-Nov and 21-Nov, which wer

'Articles' The GOP-led Congress will not repeal Dodd-Frank, nor should they 24 November 2014 | Kevin McPartland Feed

Early in November I chaired the FTF DerivOps conference in NY.