May 2017

'News' Webinar Video Recording Available 12 May 2017 | Razor Risk Feed

On the 30th of March Razor Risk broadcast a webinar explaining the background to FRTB, the timeline for readiness, and showed a live demo of our platform

'Articles' Start Making Sense of the Data 10 May 2017 | Jenny Nilsson

In 2009, a new international consensus was formed when the G-20 met in Pittsburgh. International leaders agreed that transparency and oversight of the OTC derivatives market was key to international financial stability.

'Articles' Regulatory Horizon: Hope and Change Version 2.0 03 May 2017 | James Parascandola

Whilst the Obama Administration’s rally cry of ‘Hope and Change’ resonated with voters 8 years ago, it signaled the beginning of the end of the status quo throughout the banking and financial service industries; and not coincidentally, annualized U.S. GDP growth above 3%.

'Articles' RegTek.Solutions Announces EMIR-Ready Service 03 May 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed
EMIR RTS Changes on 1st November: will you be ready?

RegTek.Solutions announces service that ensures you will be

3 May 2017, New York & London:

April 2017

'Articles' SEFs: Time to Reform a Dodd-Frank Market Reform 26 April 2017 | Thom Thompson

Swap execution facilities (“SEFs”) could provide an invaluable platform for creative disruption in the derivatives market! The format needs some modification to give entrepreneurial innovation room to breathe. As all parts of the US financial services regulatory system undertake a review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of current regulation I shared my observations on implementing the Dodd-Frank rules for (“SEF”) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission”). I recommended that the Commission consider permanently establishing a “lighter touch” temporary registration which would include several meaningful modifications to its current Rules which if implemented will foster – or at least not discourage – marketplace innovation.

'Articles' Navigating the waters of EMIR MiFIR and SFTR 26 April 2017 | Alan McIntyre

January shed some light on the European regulatory reporting timelines but provided a mixture of both relief and pressure.

'Articles' Has there been a sea change in the way banks respond to capital requirements? 24 April 2017 | Bank Underground Feed

Sebastian J A de-Ramon, William Francis and Qun Harris

'Articles' CCP Notionals Scoresheet 19 April 2017 | Amir Khwaja

The jump of $150bn at ForexClear is believed to be from the introduction of margining for FX products, a sudden enthusiam to clear them. Shanghai CCP are doing well with OTC rate swaps having added $306bn of notional. Both JSCC and LCH actively use compression methods to eliminate notional hence the drops above. All units in millions of USD, so 1000 below means 1 billion of USD.

'Articles' Is MiFID II really going to restore trust in banks and financial markets? 19 April 2017 | Peter Farley

How much is it worth paying to restore trust in banks and financial markets? Well, I suppose you first have to establish how much trust in those institutions was lost as a result of the 2008 financial crisis.

'Events' Risk Americas 2017: 15% Discount for OTC Space Readers 11 April 2017 | Samantha Hodgson

America’s leading and premier risk and regulation Convention returns to the New York Hilton Midtown over four days: OTC Space registered readers can access a 15% discount code.

'Articles' Infographic – Top 10 changes to EMIR Reporting under the new RTS 04 April 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

In January 2017, ESMA published its Final Report Review of the Regulatory and Implementing Technical Standards on reporting under Article 9 of EMIR, the implementation of which is scheduled for November 1, 2017; the deadline for backloading has be

March 2017

'Events' Don't miss this: Achieve FRTB compliance quickly and cost effectively: Live Demo Webinar 27 March 2017 | Peter Walsh

Razor Risk will also provide high level demonstrations of their “off the shelf” solution that will sit between existing Market Risk and Front Office pricing tools so that the firm can maintain BAU processes whilst preparing for the Fundamental changes that BCBS 352 will require. The Webinar is targeted at all involved stakeholders, bringing together the major drivers behind Business Users (Risk Managers), Front Office Capital Consumers, FRTB Programme Managers and Technology Implementation Teams whether the firm is going for a Standardised Approach (SA) or a combination of SA and Internal Model Approvals (IMA).

'Articles' The State of ISINs for OTC Swaps – Brian Lynch quoted in DerivSource Article 24 March 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

The March 14, 2017 DerivSource article by Lynn Strongin Dodds focuses on the momentum behind the standardization and use of ISINs as the unique identifier for Swaps in MiFID II Trade Reporting, as well as the challenges that still remain, which ac