December 2016

'Articles' Cross-border Overreach 07 December 2016 | ISDA Feed

Those of you who have come to an ISDA conference, read our comment letters or, indeed, read this blog over the past several years know that cross-border harmonization matters a lot to us and our members.

'Articles' ISDA SIMM™ IM Comparisons 06 December 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

Clarus tools calculate margin under LCH, CME and ISDA SIMM™. It is a natural question to compare the three models. There are interesting differences across currencies and tenors. We find that SIMM is up to 37% higher than at a CCP. At last….!

'News' Message Automation (MA) expands connectivity suite with South African Partner 01 December 2016 | Hugh Daly

MessageAutomation grows their engagement with Andile in South Africa.

November 2016

'Articles' Screwdriver, Not Sledgehammer 30 November 2016 | ISDA Feed

Build a car engine from scratch, and it’s a fair bet that it won’t be purring the first time it’s switched on. That doesn’t mean the engineer has failed, and it doesn’t mean the whole thing needs to be smashed up.

'Articles' Ways to Dismantle Dodd-Frank 29 November 2016 | DavisPolk FinRegReform Feed

The incoming Trump administration has promised to “dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act.” In previous posts, we’ve described the technical mechanisms that an incoming administration can use to undo regulation put into place by the previous administration (see How Regulatory Rollback Works and More than Just Midnight Regulations).

'Articles' ISO 20022 Explained in The OTC Space 29 November 2016 | RegTek.Solutions Feed


'News' Meeting 2 – Trade Reporting 29 November 2016 | The Post Trade Forum Feed

The time has come to hold another PTF meeting, and according to your survey feedback Trade Reporting is the topic to talk about.

'News' Countdown to Corda Open Source 25 November 2016 | Richard G Brown Feed

Bill: The R3 consortium has support from a large number of banks and has momentum in this space.

'Articles' The ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol: Boldly Going Where No Protocol Has Gone Before 23 November 2016 | DRS LLP Feed

An excellent piece by DRS on the difficulties of the VM protocol. It appears that the legal world lives in the parallel universe occupied by Captain Kirk and Scottie, read on for more. Bill.

'News' Front Cover Photography Call 22 November 2016 | Bill Hodgson

We're looking for great images for the front cover of Rocket next year - do you have something that might work? Abstract, colourful, weird, stunning?

'Articles' Getting Smart 21 November 2016 | ISDA Feed

Complying with new financial regulation has led to the layering of new processes and systems onto existing infrastructure.

'News' ESMA publishes updated UCITS Q&A 21 November 2016 | ESMA Feed

Monday 21 November 2016 11:08


'News' 4000 18 November 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Our readership crosses 4000 - thank you all

'Articles' Trump Transition: Financial CHOICE Act - Only the Beginning 17 November 2016 | DavisPolk FinRegReform Feed

President-Elect Trump’s transition website promises to “dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and replace it with new policies to encourage economic growth and job creation.”  To help our clients keep up with the reorientation of the financial regulatory framework, Davis Polk is launching a new blog,FinRegReform.com.