September 2016

'Events' CCP Clearing, Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution (US): 10% Discount for OTC Space Readers 01 September 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

This new and unique two day conference will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of central counterparty (CCP) clearing models and operational frameworks in the United States (U.S.). Registered OTC Space readers can access a 10% discount on registration.

'News' The CFTC Argues With Itself Over the Bilateral Margin Rules 01 September 2016 | Bill Hodgson

It amuses me that the CFTC Commissioners publicly criticize their own organisation, on their own website. Sort of like kicking yourself up the backside shouting "idiots idiots" at the same time.

'Articles' Non-cleared margin rules put spotlight on Blazer market hub 01 September 2016 | Risk Magazine Feed

With today being the start of the new era of OTC business, the bilateral margin rules are now applicable in the US, Japan and Canada, you might like to learn more about the new margin platforms from our Breakfast Briefing we held earlier in the ye

August 2016

'Events' FIA Expo 2016: 31st Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo 26 August 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

Your source for breaking news, valuable insights and innovative solutions for the listed derivatives and cleared swaps community. Over three days of engaging programming, you will connect with business leaders, industry stakeholders and top regulators.

'Articles' SEC Amendments to Regulation SBSR 25 August 2016 | Harvard Law School Feed

Posted by Annette L. Nazareth, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, on Thursday, August 25, 2016

'Articles' INDUSTRY ASSETS REACH RECORD HIGH AS OUTFLOWS SLOW 25 August 2016 | The Investment Association Feed

A wealth of statstics from the IMA about the ups and downs of sales and withdrawals from funds as of July 2016. Follow the link below for the full story.

'News' ESMA Complete Regulations Catalogue and Dates 24 August 2016 | ESMA Feed

This one came in with an unassuming title, but contains an entire list of regulations from ESMA with all the relevant dates on drafting and approval. Click the link below to get the PDF,


'Articles' The ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol – A Step Too Far? 22 August 2016 | DRS LLP Feed

Introduction On 16 August 2016, ISDA published the “2016 Variation Margin Protocol” (the “VM Protocol”), designed to assist counterparties in amending CSA documentation so as to comply with Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR) rules as impl

'Articles' On Net, This Paper Doesn’t Tell Us Much About What We Need to Know About the Effects of Clearing 20 August 2016 | Streetwise Professor Feed

A recent Office of Financial Research paper by Samim Ghamami and Paul Glasserman asks “Does OTC Derivatives Reform Incentivize Central Clearing?” Their answer is, probably not.

'News' 18Aug/Harmonisation of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) - second consultative report issued by CPMI-IOSCO 18 August 2016 | BIS Feed

The BIS are trying to invent a taxonomy to uniquely name OTC products, not a trivial undertaking, as the unqiueness is itself driven by the attributes of the product.