October 2013

'Articles' Client Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps at CME and LCH 01 October 2013 | Amir Khwaja

As two months have passed since my article USD IRSwap Client Clearing, CME or LCH?,

'Articles' SEFs: A Brief History of Time (One day to go) 01 October 2013 | Jon Skinner


September 2013

'News' Futures reporting delay "will not take place" says EC's Pearson - Risk.net 27 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

As hinted at yesterday, it appears that the only option available to delay ETD reporting is for ESMA not to approve any TR until the many data format and structural issues are resolved.

'News' Patrick Pearson speaks on ETD Delay 26 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Overheard at a conference, a comment by Patrick Pearson: "there will be no delay to ETD reporting". Can anyone else confirm this? Bill  

'News' Is FARP a taper alternative? | Fast start for the new Fed facility 26 September 2013 | Jon Skinner

The apparently fast start (Monday) of the Fed's FARP - coming just after the unexpected announcement not to taper - has caused some to speculate this is an alternative to the taper.  But is it?

'News' SDRFix, a Progress Report Two Weeks After Launch 25 September 2013 | Amir Khwaja

On Sep 11, we went public with SDRFix and s

'News' REGIS-TR & Abide Financial Partner to Deliver MiFID and EMIR Reporting 25 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Customers of Abide and REGIS can now achieve compliance with both EMIR and MiFID as the two firms have announced a link-up.

'News' B.I.S.S. Financial IT Magazine - Summer 2013 25 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

In this issue, industry experts opinions are expressed in many of the most important issues that face global Financial Services Firms today. Topics covered include:

'News' Michael Davie becomes CEO of LCH Ltd 25 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

With the departure of Ian Axe, Michael Davie has become CEO of LCH Ltd, with Jacques Again, Chairman of LCH Group, becoming Interim Executive Chairman of LCH Group, bridging Ltd and SA in Paris.

'News' ESMA rejects GFMA proposal on dual reporting | Risk.net 24 September 2013 | Maria Leontiou

One of the major differences between EMIR and DFA is that under EMIR, both counterparties have the responsiblity to report using a single UTI.

'News' More than a footnote | SEF October 2 CFTC deadline headaches 23 September 2013 | Jon Skinner

Previously SEFs and market participants assumed the SEF mandate would come in in a somewhat manageable fashion for a subset of clearing mandated products ("required transactions") with obligations only really biting for C2D trading late Q4 / early

'Articles' 10 Things You Need To Know About The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) 21 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

A commercial law firm Nabarro LLP has put together a short Q&A on EMIR, answering the following questions:

'News' CME Enjoy Trade Volume Growth in OTC Clearing 20 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

CME saw a 62% increase in trade volumes in September, nice for them.

'News' Eurex OTC Clearing Member Growth Continues 20 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Eurex are steadily signing up members for their OTC clearing services, the current list looks like this:

'News' iOS 7 on the iPad | Don't Go There (Yet) 19 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

I have an iPad 3, and the new iOS 7 is pants. There's a keyboard delay / lag bug, and the general response to swipes is unreliable. There's plenty of discussion on-line about the issues, it's an iDisappointment that doesn't "just work".

'News' LCH Selects LSE UnaVista for Trade Reporting 18 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

LCH Group will be meeting their EMIR requirements for trade reporting by delivering data to UnaVista, a service from their parent company the LSE.

'Articles' Has ETD Reporting Really Been Delayed? | No Confirmation from the European Commission 16 September 2013 | Bill Hodgson

In a story a while back I was probably over-selling the request by ESMA to

'News' Mandatory Clearing, Sep 9, a whimper not a bang? 16 September 2013 | Amir Khwaja

The third (and final) phase of mandatory clearing under the Dodd-Frank Act began on Sep 9, 2013. See the CFTC announcement.