January 2017

'Articles' How to mess up your risk management program 28 January 2017 | Norman Marks Feed

We added a new feed from Norman Marks, a writer and expert on risk management. Look for his profile and click 'Follow' to get his stories on your home page.

'News' LCH Swap Agent To Send Trade Sensitivities to AcadiaSoft 25 January 2017 | Bill Hodgson

LCH plan to provide trade sensitivities to AcadiaSoft to support reconciliation of disputes.

'Articles' RegTech disruptor Risk Focus launches RegTek Solutions, Inc. 24 January 2017 | Lloyd Altman

Risk Focus, Inc., the specialist solutions provider to the global capital markets, today announced the launch of a new firm, RegTek Solutions Inc. (RegTek).

'Articles' Caution Required for Packages under MiFID II 24 January 2017 | ISDA Feed

It’s now less than a year until implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID II), and European regulators are keen to nail down the last of the remaining policy details.

'News' Amended EMIR RTS published in the Offical Journal – New reporting starts on 1st November 23 January 2017 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

Following its adoption by the European Commission a few weeks ago(see here), the amended Regulatory technical Standard (RTS) on EMIR reporting has now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, and can be found here.

'News' Axiom "March 1st Emergency Webinar" Registration 18 January 2017 | Barry Quinn

Use the form within this page to request attendance at the forthcoming February 9th webinar on the state of bilateral margin negotiations and preparations.

'Articles' 2016 The Year of Big Change in Banking 17 January 2017 | JDX Consulting Feed

2016 The Year of Big Change in Banking BY: AMBER BISSELL

'Articles' Off-shoring – are you shore? One-size does not fit all 17 January 2017 | JDX Consulting Feed

Typically banks and financial institutions have, in times of mounting cost pressures, adopted a restructuring and redistribution of resources and processes globally to align with the business target operating model and strategic aims. Using a balanced combination of offshoring, nearshoring and outsourcing, referred to as “right-shoring”, businesses seek to achieve the optimum cost-effective, fully functional locational footprint.

'News' ESMA Briefing on MIFID II Transaction Reporting Requirements 16 January 2017 | ESMA Feed

ESMA Briefing on MIFID II Transaction Reporting Requirements

'Articles' Global Backdrop Offers Promising 2017 Environment for Banks and Technology Trends 11 January 2017 | Peter Farley

An air of cautious optimism prevails in the capital markets as we head into 2017, which should have positive implications for both banks and technology.

'Articles' ISO 20022 Transaction Reporting for ESMA and MIFID II 09 January 2017 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

I’m doing the industrious people at the International Organization for ISO 20022 Transaction Reporting

'Articles' Ten Commandments for Achieving Operational Excellence for Hedge Funds & Asset Managers 09 January 2017 | Frank Caccio

Over the past 20 years the investment management industry, and specifically hedge funds, has achieved tremendous growth. As assets under management increased, so did diversification in strategies and investments. During that time investors have become very sophisticated in their selection of investments as well as the operational due diligence process. This growth and sophistication has reinforced the critical role of operational executives, and their teams’ responsibility to effectively manage the operational infrastructure. These are the people, functions and technology that are an integral part of keeping these firms thriving.

'Articles' Systemic risks in CCP networks 05 January 2017 | Risk Magazine Feed

We propose a model for the credit and liquidity risks faced by clearing members of Central Counterparty Clearing houses (CCPs). This model aims to capture the features of: gap risk; feedback between clearing member default, market volatility and margining requirements; the different risks faced by various types of market participant and the changes in margining re- quirements a clearing member faces as the system evolves. By considering the entire network of CCPs and clearing members, we investigate the distribution of losses to default fund con- tributions and contingent liquidity requirements for each clearing member; further, we identify wrong-way risks between defaults of clearing members and market turbulence.

'News' Post Trade Forum Meeting 2 – Trade Reporting – Feb 16th 04 January 2017 | The Post Trade Forum Feed

The second most important topic to PTF survey respondents was trade reporting and we are pleased to announce the next working group for the Post Trade Forum on this exact topic.

'News' Riskfocus Validator Intro Video 03 January 2017 | Lloyd Altman

Firms use Validate.Trade to test reporting software to reduce the cost and risk of change to pre-validate trade reports before they fail at the ARM, TR or SDR resulting in better control and compliance!