January 2018

'Articles' MIFID II – Why ISINs for OTC Derivatives are Bad for Transparency 10 January 2018 | ClarusFT Feed

Anyone who is a regulator or public observer of the OTC market should read this blog post to see why the current design of an ISIN for a rate swap isn't helping the goal of transparency.

'News' ESMA publishes register of derivatives to be traded on-venue under MiFIR 09 January 2018 | ESMA Feed

Much like the SEF mandate in the US, following MIFID II certain OTC products must now trade on an electronic platform, for which the PDF below is the list. Products outside this list can still trade directly by other means.

'Articles' Brexit and the ISDA Master Agreement 08 January 2018 | ISDA Feed

It’s one of the more complex, technical issues related to Brexit, but it’s one that has focused the minds of derivatives professionals since the 2016 referendum result: what does the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) mean for use of the Engli

December 2017

'Articles' Derivatives Contracts Will Not Be Void Post-Brexit 20 December 2017 | ISDA Feed

There’s a lot of speculation and second guessing about the final form of Brexit and the impact on financial services.

'Articles' EBA issues guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions 20 December 2017 | European Banking Authority Feed

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its final guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions.

'Articles' CDM and the path to Christmas 2027 15 December 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

by Alan McIntyre, Industry Relations Lead

'News' Call for responses to surveys on incentives to centrally clear OTC derivatives 14 December 2017 | Financial Stability Board Feed

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have agreed to undertake an ev

'Articles' How to address Pension Funds Macro Risks? 11 December 2017 | Fernando Walter Lolo

Bond yields have been falling since 1982. Many sovereign bonds have ultra-low yields today. Ultra-low yields generate ultra-high liability values since the time value of money does not apply when there is too much debt in the system. Pension schemes that were comfortably funded a few years ago at 5% now have huge deficits. 

'Articles' FCA issues FFX outlook- fog confirmed 08 December 2017 | DRS LLP Feed

The FCA have today issued their response to the ESAs 24 November FFX announcement. It is brief and is worth reading in full as a masterclass in ironic prevarication and understatement.

'Articles' Monitoring of Basel Rules will be Critical 08 December 2017 | ISDA Feed

Publication of the latest package of capital requirements – often dubbed Basel IV – has been a long time coming.

'News' Governors and Heads of Supervision finalise Basel III reforms 07 December 2017 | BIS Feed

Press release about Governors and Heads of Supervision finalising Basel III reforms (7 December 2017)

The original source of the updated Basle capital proposals, link below. Bill.

'Articles' SEFs+DCMs=MTFs+OTFs 07 December 2017 | DRS LLP Feed

The transatlantic trading platform cousins have officially been recognised as twins, on 5 November the European Commission announced its long-promised equivalence decision in respect of U.S. swap execution facilities.

'News' Cassini launches new OTC Collateral & Cost Analytics – now choose from a range of 11 specific services 05 December 2017 | Bill Hodgson

Cassini’s award winning software enhances front office trade decisions with visibility and analytics of post trade costs, and also provides post trade optimization and estimation tools for treasury and operations. 

SFTR Breakfast Briefing 'Events' ICYMI: Learn How to Prepare for SFTR at a TFE, Equilend and Trax Breakfast Briefing 04 December 2017 | David Field

In case you missed it - the SFTR Breakfast Briefing is coming up on Wednesday morning with The Field Effect, Equilend and Trax.