July 2017

'News' BNY Mellon research finds collateral pressures impacting most buy-side institutions, with many experiencing rising trading costs 19 July 2017 | Bill Hodgson

This comes from a press release but the report makes for interesting reading, PDF attached below.

'Articles' The CFTC Roadmap and Christmas 2019 19 July 2017 | Alan McIntyre

On Monday the 10th of July the CFTC published this roadmap that gives a view of the trail leading to Christmas 2019. It might only be the start of Q3, 2017 but this ten-page document means we can take a sneak peek under the tree and see what the 2019 Christmas pressies contain.

'Articles' CME Group Announces First Cleared Korean Won and Indian Rupee Interest Rate Swaps Trades, Amid Rising Costs in Bilateral Swap Market 19 July 2017 | CME Feed

CME Clearing US adds Korean Won and Indian Rupee, currencies not yet cleared at SwapClear.

'Articles' DerivSource Article on Dodd Frank: No Foot off of the Transparency Pedal 18 July 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

Lynn Strongin Dodd’s July 13, 2017 Article “Dodd Frank: Scale of Change Remains Uncertain”, covers all aspects of the regulation in light of the new Administration’s stated position to dismantle it.

'News' ESMA issues final standards for publication of derivatives data 10 July 2017 | ESMA Feed

Anyone who has tried to use the data made public by TRs subject to EMIR will know that the format and approach make the data nealry impossible to use across TRs or with the data from the US SDRs.

'Articles' Margin Requirements for Uncleared Derivatives Update 05 July 2017 | Nick Stafford

The race to be ready for the bi-lateral margining of OTC derivatives is reaching its closing stage but there is still work to be done. As the February Initial Margin (IM) deadline has passed and the March Variation Margin (VM) deadline looms, many firms are still not ready. There may be a method for some entities to continue trading without posting IM until August 2017.

June 2017

'Articles' CCP Recovery and Resolution 28 June 2017 | Michael Wellenbeck

On November 28th, 2016, the European Commission (EC) has published a proposal for a framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties and amending Regulations (EU) No 1095/2010, (EU) No 648/2012, and (EU) 2015/2365l1. This regulation is based on the work at the international level of the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”), the Basel Committee, Committee on Payments and infrastructures (CPMI) and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). FSB published in August 2016 a discussion note on “Essential Aspects of CCP Resolution Planning” and jointly with the Basel Committee, CPMI and IOSCO, a progress report on the work plan to enhance the resilience, recovery planning and resolvability of CCPs2.

'Articles' Buyside Challenges: start of a seismic shift to a new era? 14 June 2017 | John Lund

The buyside have faced many challenges over the last few years, but 2017 is shaping up to be a vintage year.  And just like several bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this year is likely to leave a very large hangover.

'Articles' TheTradeNews Video – The Future of RegTek 09 June 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

During the FIA’s 2017 IDX Conference, RegTek.Solutions CEO Brian Lynch was asked his opinion regarding the impact that regulations will have on theBrian</body></html>

'Articles' UPCOMING WEBINAR Get 08 June 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

UPCOMING WEBINAR - Get Ready for the November 1st EMIR Reporting Big Bang

'Events' TSAM New York: : 20% Discount for OTC Space Readers 07 June 2017 | Samantha Hodgson

The Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) brings you together with senior decision makers from the world’s most innovative and forward thinking asset managers globally. OTC Space Registered readers can access a 20% discount on registration.

'Articles' How do financial regulations impact clearing and margining in energy and commodities? 07 June 2017 | Aviv Handler

The European and global banking scene has been embroiled in a slew of changes in the clearing and margining world over the last years, with the rules on variation margin for uncleared OTC deals coming imminently. 

'Articles' Time Ticking on Next Margin Deadlines 06 June 2017 | ISDA Feed

Time has a habit of marching relentlessly on, and revised compliance dates for counterparties to make changes to their collateral document

'Articles' Elena Gaetini Interview – EMIR RTS Needs Your Attention 05 June 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

Elena Gaetini, a panelist at “The Future Of Post-Trade” event on May 22, 2017, was interviewed regarding the looming November 1 deadline for compliance with ESMA’s RTS for EMIR Article 9 Transaction Reporting. 

May 2017

'Articles' The Collateral Cliff Edge – Variation Margin on the Brink 31 May 2017 | Phil Langton

The new Variation Margin regulations impact all financial entities as well as systemically important non-financial entities that deal in uncleared OTC trades. This means that from March onwards, all new trades will need to be captured under a collateral agreement and margined daily with collateral posted to cover the MTM movements. Whilst this may sound simple in principle to achieve, entering into a collateral agreement is no simple task.

'Events' IDX 2017 30 May 2017 | Samantha Hodgson

Explore important political and regulatory topics that are shaping the cleared derivatives markets in Europe and beyond from Brexit to regulatory reform in the United States.

'Articles' UBS joins RegTek.Solutions’ Validate.Trade client roster 24 May 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

RegTek.Solutions is proud to add UBS into its group of Global Swaps Dealers that license Validate.Trade for Trade Reporting Data Quality Surveillance.

'Articles' Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability 24 May 2017 | Sol Steinberg

The global financial crisis highlighted the importance of liquidity in functioning financial markets. Pre-2008, market participants received easy access to readily available funding and were ill-prepared for events that transpired during the credit crisis. Failure to adequately assess and manage liquidity underpinned major market turmoil, triggering unprecedented liquidity events and the ultimate demise of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and other financial institutions previously thought too big to fail.