August 2018

'Articles' Project Manager: The Best New Career For Operation Managers? 13 August 2018 | Chris Niccolls Feed
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'Articles' BCBS 239 – The “Data-Fitness” Hurdle 13 August 2018 | Deloitte Financial Services Feed

In May-June 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published reports on the progress of the largest, internationally active banks towards compliance with the BCBS Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting – known as BCBS 239.

'News' FCA collaborates on new consultation to explore the opportunities of a Global Financial Innovation Network 07 August 2018 | Financial Conduct Authority Feed

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has, in collaboration with 11 financial regulators and related organisations, today announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), building on the FCA’s proposal earlier this year to

'News' FCA Survey Reveals 10 Times Increase in Firms Affected by IM 07 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

The reduction of the IM threshold from €750bn to €8bn will result in a jump of ten times the number of firms in scope.

'Articles' FX Global Code: do you know what you’re signing up to? 06 August 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Although the FX Global Code isn’t mandatory, many firms have already signed up. Increasingly it’s looking like becoming the industry norm. In the UK, the FCA has highlighted the code as a way to show compliance with proper standards of market conduct, so potentially an easy boost to a firm’s reputation. But the obligations it brings can be harder than you think. And control failings for those who’ve signed up could have the opposite effect on their industry standing.

'News' Consultation Paper no.6 on the Clearing Obligation under EMIR 03 August 2018 | ESMA Feed

A very long paper which in short asks: Should the exemptions from the Clearing Obligation for a third-country entity which is part of a consolidated group based in the EU, be extended?

July 2018

'Articles' Fake news? 31 July 2018 | Albert Menkveld Feed

Perhaps this blog post is.

'News' Interesting Announcement on LedgerConnect from CLS and IBM 30 July 2018 | Bill Hodgson

CLS, IBM and Banks go public on a DLT proof of concept as a foundation for future STP solutions

'Articles' ISDA CDM 1.0 Webinar 30 July 2018 | ISDA Feed

In 2017, ISDA embarked on a project to develop the ISDA Common Domain Model (ISDA CDM), a common, robust, digital blueprint for how derivatives are traded and managed across their lifecycle.

'Articles' Contractual Continuity in OTC Derivatives 30 July 2018 | ISDA Feed

The issue of contractual continuity in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market following the exit of the UK from the EU (referred to Brexit) is a subject of considerable concern to firms and their clients and counterparties and should, we be

'Articles' Addressing SFTR’s Industry impacts – a new white paper from TFE sponsored by DTCC 25 July 2018 | The Field Effect Feed

TFE has released our new white paper, sponsored by DTCC. In the paper we discuss the vital role of trade repositories for transaction reporting. SFTR has designated TRs as essential elements of compliance by acting on behalf of firms to consume, validate, normalise and store the vast amounts of transaction data involved.

'Events' MiFID II Best Execution: Multi-Asset Class TCA Goes Mainstream 23 July 2018 | Bill Hodgson

2018 is set to be a transformative year for transaction cost analysis. Driven by new regulatory requirements coming into force the first week of the year, such as the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the European Union’s new rules on packaged retail investment and insurance-based products (PRIIPs), the need for transparency improvements and reliable audit trails in trading and investment products has taken multi-asset-class TCA mainstream.

'Articles' SOFR Swaps Are Trading! 17 July 2018 | ClarusFT Feed

We have now had six SOFR swap trades hit the SDRs. Both Basis vs Fed Funds and Outright OIS has traded. All trades have been $50m and one year maturity. It looks like they were all cleared at LCH. The first swap was done on the TP-ICAP SEF.

'Articles' ISDA issues new French and Irish law Master Agreements – just because they can 16 July 2018 | DRS LLP Feed

Bill: ISDA put out an announcement on the new master agreements - I like the commentary from DRS if you click through to their blog post.

'Articles' The Need for Speed | FX network latency 10 July 2018 | Bill Hodgson

An important component of FX trading has always been trading with minimal latency - whether that was being the fastest to trade over the phone, the fastest to use and interpret pricing systems, or using the fastest technology to consume data, and