March 2014

'Articles' How Money Moves Between Banks | Correspondent Banking and Such Like 10 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson

How does money really physically move between different banks in different currencies? It's not just a SWIFT message.

'News' The Many Ways to Compress a Portfolio | SwapClear Announcement 10 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson

There are many ways to reduce a portfolio and simply it for operational and economic purposes

'Events' TSAM Europe 2014 | 25th March | London 10 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Europe’s biggest event on buy-side strategy, performance, operations & technology

'News' SwapClear Segregation Models 07 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson

SwapClear announces it's four permutations of EMIR segregation models

'Jobs' Commodity Treasury Manager / Senior Manager 07 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson
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'News' Beware Your Position in the CCP Default Waterfall 07 March 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Members of the Korean Exchange surprised by the order in which a broker default was funded

'News' C2D vs D2D split preserved despite SEF MAT | Bloomberg article 05 March 2014 | Jon Skinner

It's worth reading this article: "Swaps revolution falling flat" from Bloomberg.  In a nutshell it says that after 2 weeks of SEF MAT, the split between dealer-to-dealer (D2D) and client-to-dealer (C2D) has been preserved.  I'm still wondering whether it will ever happen.

'Articles' EMIR after Reporting | What comes next? 05 March 2014 | Maria Leontiou

Just to start warming up for our next steps and in case you haven't had the time to notice, being fully occupied with EMIR Reporting after-implementation effects, there is another deadline fast approaching.

'Articles' Interest Rate Swaps - SEF MAT Week 2 04 March 2014 | Jon Skinner

Following my post last week, I took a quick look at IRS SEF MAT week 2.  It is unclear why there has been no post-MAT shift onto SEFs but perhaps we are seeing a post-MAT shift of EUR offshore.

'Articles' "Fixed rate full allotment reverse repo will become the Fed’s central policy tool" | Barclays research note 04 March 2014 | Jon Skinner

"We believe that the fixed rate full allotment (FRFA) reverse repo will become the Fed’s central policy tool" says Barclays Joe Abate in a research note last Friday.  I'm wondering if a Fed monetory policy shift from Fed Funds to FRFA rates will also prompt the shift of interest rate benchmarks from unsecured to secured funding rates.

February 2014

'Articles' UBS's first agency IRS execution on NEO | IFR article 28 February 2014 | Jon Skinner

The first IRS executed on UBS NEO agency exeuction platform happened last week.  Perhaps agency execution is off to a slow start but it's a start nonetheless.  Agency execution's success seems to partly depend on each SEFs relative implementation priorities and competitive strategy.

'News' DB adjusts legal structure | Fed intermediate holding company rules 26 February 2014 | Jon Skinner

FT reported (subs. required) and Reuters re-reported (free) that Deutsche Bank (DB) is adjusting its structure to curtail US balance sheet and the associated capital redundancies introduced by the new Fed intermediate US holding company rules.

'Articles' Seriously? Penny Davenport says....plus 10 steps to career success. 26 February 2014 | Penny Davenport

Did you watch the 2014 Winter Olympics? Its true that I am quite mad about sport (as long as I’m not doing it) but there is always something magical about the Olympic Games.

'Articles' US IRS volumes - SEF MAT cliff or steady decline? 26 February 2014 | Jon Skinner

A couple of recent pieces suggested a dramatic downturn in SEF IRS trading in week 1 of MAT.   Such short-term effects may be shown significant by more weeks of data but my analysis suggests there is a steady decline since the beginning of the year across both on and off SEF IRS implying that Basel III and Dodd-Frank ET rules are more the causes.

'Articles' MIFID II CCP competition "reaction overblown" | Goldman in Financial News 25 February 2014 | Jon Skinner

Goldman's research group suggests that market excitement is overblown about MIFID II allowing participants to select their choice of CCP rather than the one currently dictated by an exchange or other trading platform.

'News' ISDA | 2014 Compliance Calendar 21 February 2014 | Bill Hodgson

ISDA have published a handy compliance calendar that covers many of the main regulations and their predicted timing.

'Articles' Darrell Duffie | Central Clearing and Collateral Demand 21 February 2014 | Bill Hodgson

A paper from Darrell Duffie on the demand for collateral due to new regulations regarding clearing of CDS contracts.

'News' Site Update | Hide, Save, Registration and IE8 20 February 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Today sees more functions added to the website which lead towards the end goal, including Hide, Save, Month bars and Registration

'Articles' Blast Off for SEFs | Did the Market Move for You? 19 February 2014 | Amir Khwaja
As the first Made Available to Trade (MAT) for SEF trading came into effect on Feb 15, 2014, due to the Javelin submission, I decided to look at the data as reported to the DTCC US SDR as shown in SDRView.
What is now Mandatory to trade On SEF?