December 2018

'Articles' The Bank Underground Christmas Quiz 18 December 2018 | Bank Underground Feed

Once again it’s time for the Annual Bank Underground Christmas Quiz! The ultimate festive test of your knowledge on the yuletide related aspects of central banking. Try your luck at our ten questions…

'Articles' SFTR go live confirmed for Q2 2020 14 December 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

SFTR go liv

'Articles' Key Trends in the Size and Composition of OTC Derivatives Markets 10 December 2018 | ISDA Feed

ISDA has published a new research paper that analyzes recent trends in the size and composition of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets, using the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and ISDA.

'Articles' Winter is coming… 05 December 2018 | DRS LLP Feed

excellent post on UMR from DRS - a must read for any firm who might be in Phase 4 or 5. Bill

November 2018

'Articles' How The Brexit Stole Thanksgiving! 30 November 2018 | Chris Niccolls Feed

'News' CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts 28 November 2018 | CFTC Feed

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC today released, “A CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts.” This primer is part of LabCFTC’s effort to engage with innovators and market participants on a range of financial technology (FinTech) topics, a

'Articles' What makes your initial margin volatile? 26 November 2018 | OpenGamma Feed

If you run a ‘buy and hold’ strategy you don’t expect your initial margin requirement to change much. You would even hope that margin would progressively fall over time as the duration decreases.

'Articles' Aussie IM Phase 4 double whammy 20 November 2018 | DRS LLP Feed

Bill: More work for Phase 4 UMR, if we're unlucky.

'Articles' Hard Brexit: An Impact Assessment for US Entities Registered with the CFTC 20 November 2018 | ISDA Feed

This paper highlights the issues that must be addressed in the case of a ‘hard’ Brexit. Specifically, it:

'Articles' Status of Financial Regulatory Leadership Changes 19 November 2018 | DavisPolk FinRegReform Feed

As we emerge from the midterm election season, we have updated our brief deck summarizing the leadership and s

'Articles' Video: What is ISDA Create – IM? 19 November 2018 | ISDA Feed

Derivatives trading and processing are becoming more automated, but the legal documents that back these trades are still reliant on paper and wet signatures. This slows down the time it takes to negotiate a document, and creates inefficiencies thr

'Articles' Don’t Wave Dodd-Frank Goodbye Just Yet 14 November 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed


by Anne-Charlotte Duhaut, Marketing Director at RegTek.Solutions 

'Articles' Margin Agreement Platforms Have Become Like London Buses... 14 November 2018 | Bill Hodgson

How many margin agreement platforms does the industry need?

'Events' City of London Digital Transformation in Banking and Financial Services Event 09 November 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Join Redspire and Microsoft for a Financial Services Business Leaders event in the heart of City of London. Hear from four world-class Senior keynote speakers and enjoy an intimate and informal presentation with Chris Brindley, ex-Metro Bank Helen Wilson, Microsoft UK’s Customer Success Director. Take the opportunity to ask direct questions on how you can successfully steer change within your own business and why it’s so important to do so now.

'Articles' SA-CCR for US Banks 07 November 2018 | ClarusFT Feed

Bill: This is a good post on how the multiple exposure calculation methods may change for US firms.