March 2016

'News' Markit & IHS To Merge 21 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Markit to merge with IHS

'Articles' Single-Counterparty Credit Limits Rule 21 March 2016 | Harvard Law School Feed

Posted by Dan Ryan, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, March 21, 2016

'Articles' New Free Validation Service for GTR Submissions 21 March 2016 | Lloyd Altman

Risk Focus have made a free service available to pre-validate submissions to the DTCC GTRs around the world.

'Articles' T-0 for SEC Reg SBSDR Compliance Date 21 March 2016 | Lloyd Altman

Hello friends. As the screenshot above indicates, today is Compliance Date for Securities Based Swaps Data Repositories to register under SEC Regulation SBSDR, which is a critical milestone on the way to Compliance Date for SEC Regulation SBSR.

'News' Did Anyone Foresee a Twix Based Metaphor for Clearing? 18 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Patrick Young and the Exchange Invest team make things much simpler.

'News' Introduction to OTC Space Video 18 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

We made a short video about our site for the About page

'Jobs' Collateral Business Analyst: The Field Effect 18 March 2016 | David Field

The Field Effect is looking for a Collateral Business Analyst to join a fast growing consulting practice.

'News' Australian Non-cleared OTC Margin Rules 18 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

In line with US and EU rules, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have released draft rules to apply margin to un-cleared OTC portfolios

'News' OTCS Now Available on Apple News 17 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Receive all your OTCS updates via Apple News.

'News' ESMA Risk Report Ranks Market Risk as Very High 17 March 2016 | ESMA Feed

ESMA maintains market risk indicator at highest level

Thursday 17 March 2016 13:37
'Articles' Final EU Margining RTS Published – Some Good, Some Bad. 16 March 2016 | Peter Ten-Broeke

On 8 March, the ESAs – ESMA, EBA and EIOPA – after a few delays, published the long awaited final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (“RTS”) which set out the margining requirements mandated under EMIR for non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives.

'Articles' SEF Order Book Pricing Can Rival RFQ for Interest Rate Swap Trades 16 March 2016 | Kevin McPartland Feed

New Greenwich Associates Report Urges Institutional Investors To Use Order Books in Tandem with RFQs   Stamford, CT USA —  A new quantitative research report from Greenwich Associates, Quantifying the Benefits of Order Book Trading to the Swaps Ma

'Articles' Off the Hook or Time to Prepare? Canada’s Derivative Clearing Rules Close to Final 15 March 2016 | Donna Bales

In February, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a revision to National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives (proposed clearing rule) for a 90-day comment period.

'Articles' Swaptions Clearing at CME 15 March 2016 | ClarusFT Feed

Last week CME Group announced that it will begin clearing Swaptions on April 11, 2016 and this triggered my interest in revisiting trading volumes and taking a deeper dive into margin requirements for Swaptions.

'Articles' EC adopts US CCP equivalence 15 March 2016 | DRS LLP Feed

The only recently-acknowledged elephant of EU-US CCP lack of equivalence is one step closer to leaving the room. The European Commission has today granted the CFTC status as an equivalent regulatory regime for CCPs.

'Articles' ICAP’s Post Trade Risk and Information division announces completion of a blockchain proof of technology 15 March 2016 | iCAP Feed

Boca Raton, New York, London, 15 March 2016 – ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces today that its Post Trade Risk and Information (“PTRI”) division has successf

'News' DU.CO partner with CME | Something New in Recs 15 March 2016 | Bill Hodgson

DU.CO positions itself between CME and customer to improve Fee recs

'News' SFTR Discussion Paper issued by ESMA 14 March 2016 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

ESMA have issued a discussion paper on SFTR, the Security Financing Transaction Reporting rules. The paper can be found here. SFTR requires that all securities financing transactions be reported to a Trade Repository.

'Events' TFE and The OTCS Breakfast Briefing: Registration Page 13 March 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

The Field Effect and The OTC Space are pleased to partner on this event, in association with CloudMargin, TriOptima and Clearstream. This event will be free for guests to attend, located centrally in Canary Wharf and timed to ensure that guests can attend, have breakfast, and then return to their usual working day. See below for more details. This announcement contains all the information about the event, and the ability to register your interest.