January 2016

'News' Risk Reduction when Settling Cross Currency Swaps 04 January 2016 | Bill Hodgson

Currency Swaps settlement can involve very large payments leading to settlement risk - an innovation from Markit and CLS aims to eliminate aspects of this.

'News' OTC Clearing in Poland Steps Forward 04 January 2016 | Bill Hodgson

News from the Polish CCP KDPW

'Articles' Segregation of initial margin (IM) for non cleared derivatives, legal considerations 04 January 2016 | James Cherry

As a result of the turbulences caused by the global financial crisis, regulators worldwide increasingly focus on derivatives markets. Given the enormous risks posed by the unregulated off-exchange (“over the counter”/ OTC) market, there is a growing recognition that greater transparency in exchange trading significantly contributes to the future stability of the international financial markets.

December 2015

'Articles' Lessons from Time Travel and the New Year's Resolutions in Finance and Risk 27 December 2015 | Diana Higgins

This article looks into some of the tasks performed in risk and in finance related to collateral and risk management that may be delivered by one team or the other. Diana proposes a principle to define the border line and to identify the personalities that may enjoy being in one team or the other. 

'News' Double VLOOKUP in Excel | Massive Performance Increase 18 December 2015 | Bill Hodgson

For people with very large data sets who need to use VLOOKUP, this trick could transform the time it takes you to recalculate the spreadsheet

'News' New ESMA 14 December 2015 | ESMA Feed

New ESMA website

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'Articles' EMIR - The Clearing Obligation - All Systems GO!! 08 December 2015 | Byron Baldwin

The start of mandatory OTC Clearing in Europe has now been confirmed to begin for Category 1 participants on 21 June 2016. Who qualifies as Category 1?

'Articles' Clearing Mandates: Would That Regulators Had Remembered Takeoffs are Optional, But Landings Are Not 08 December 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed
'Events' 11th Annual FIA Asia Derivatives Conference 02 December 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

Find out more about the FIA Asia Derivatives Conference, being held in Singapore this month.

'News' Press release - European swap clearing to start in June 2016 02 December 2015 | ESMA Feed

Firms will have to centrally clear certain classes of interest rate swaps starting from 21 June 2016.

'Articles' The Red Queen’s Race: Financial Regulation Edition 02 December 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed

November 2015

'Articles' Mumtern your way back to work 26 November 2015 | Penny Davenport Feed


'Articles' Benchmark Your Collateral Management Systems and Processes 25 November 2015 | Martin Seagroatt

4sight has created a collateral healthcheck tool that provides an initial starting point to benchmark your firm’s current state against market best practice.