February 2016

'Articles' Techniques for Post-Trade Collateral Optimisation: A Sapient & FIS Whitepaper 10 February 2016 | Ted Allen

Collateral optimization is a buzzword used to describe a variety of techniques that aim to reduce the cost of collateral supporting trading activity. This is important for all sell-side and buy-side market participants given the various regulatory changes that increase the amount of collateral required to support trading activity, the increasing number of collateral movements to be processed and the additional strain on liquidity from regulatory capital changes. The goals of collateral optimization differ by firm, geography and sector but at their core, translate into a number of common problems.

'News' It’s official! MiFID II is delayed 10 February 2016 | RegTechFS Feed

After months of rumour and speculation, The European Commission has today finally spoken out on the delay of MiFID II.  The Commission has announced a 1-year extension to the implementation, making the new deadline 3 January 2018.

'Articles' Freshen up your career: take some time off 10 February 2016 | Penny Davenport Feed

Whether you’re getting ready for a ski trip, or hoping to see the green shoots of Spring soon, a little time away from your desk could be just what you need to inject some life into your career.

'Articles' The Profit and Loss Equation in Compressions | A Short Video 08 February 2016 | Diana Higgins

This video explains “Realised” and “Unrealised” profits and losses, key concepts in derivatives trading. Furthermore, this equation drives portfolio compressions.

'News' Updated EMIR Q&A from ESMA 04 February 2016 | ESMA Feed

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'Events' Boca 2016, Florida 03 February 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

For senior-level executives throughout the futures, options and cleared swaps industry, FIA’s International Futures Industry Conference (Boca) is the must-attend event of the spring.

'Events' The Trading Show - London 2016: 10% Discount for OTC Space Readers 02 February 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

If you’re looking to sell to European traders or global Exchanges, The Trading Show 2016 will offer you the perfect opportunity to meet, network and do business in a fun and inspiring environment. As a registered OTC Space reader, you can book this event using a 10% off discount code, available at the bottom of the announcement.

'Events' TSAM Congress & Expo Europe: 20% Discount for OTC Space Readers 01 February 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

TSAM brings together senior decsion-makers and analysts alike, from a broad blend of large asset managers and smaller investment boutiques. Hundreds of your peers from across the buy-side landscape gather at TSAM annually for the most comprehensive summit in Europe. As a registered OTC Space reader, you can book this event using a 20% off discount code, available at the bottom of the announcement.

'Articles' CCPs & RTGS: Devil Take the Hindmost? 01 February 2016 | Streetwise Professor Feed

January 2016

'Articles' Can Blockchain Reduce Netting in the Financial Markets? 28 January 2016 | Miranda Brawn

In less than one year, “Blockchain” has become the buzzword in various financial institutions and on the trading floors with the potential to become the biggest Fintech innovation to date.

'Articles' A Bridge Over Troubled Waters? Bringing derivatives under effective control: Whitepaper 28 January 2016 | Hugh Daly

MA's recently published white paper, ‘A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’, explains their approach to these complex business issues and how to get the best from your trade reporting operations.

'Articles' New Career You for 2016 28 January 2016 | Penny Davenport Feed

'Articles' Swaps Execution: The Dogs Still Don’t Eat the Dog Food When They Have the Choice 27 January 2016 | Streetwise Professor Feed
'Events' Reduce Trading Costs and Maximise Profitability with Flexible Multi-Curve Construction: Complimentary Seminar 25 January 2016 | Samantha Hodgson

Join FINCAD’s Richard Weeks, PhD and Phil Hermon, Director of OTC Products at CME Group for a seminar on building models for accurate valuation and understand how to improve derivatives pricing precision under a multi-currency framework with practical examples.

'Articles' EurexOTC Clear Expand Liquidity Fee Waiver Programme 23 January 2016 | Byron Baldwin

Eurex Clearing offers a new incentive programme "Expand Liquidity" which grants fee incentives to all Clearing Members and Registered Customers for their OTC Interest Rate Swap business.