May 2015

'News' Final guidelines issued by ESMA on the definition of a derivative under MiFiD I Annex I Section C 06 May 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

ESMA have just issued these final guidelines on the definition of a derivative under MiFID I (and therefore also EMIR). The guidelines will apply from August.

'Articles' How to crack clearing in just 10 steps | Damon Batten 06 May 2015 | Bill Hodgson

Meeting the EU mandatory clearing requirements isn't simple, Damon Batten from Catalyst explains how to solve this in 10 easy steps.

'Events' 4th Annual Collateral Management Forum: A GLC Conference 05 May 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

The ongoing flow of regulatory changes created many challenges for financial institutions to ensure that their effectiveness, workflows and optimized operations in the field of collateral management.

'News' ESAs - main risks to EU financial market stability have intensified 05 May 2015 | ESMA Feed

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its fifth Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System.

'Articles' BIS and Clarus Data: The $200 trillion reconciliation 05 May 2015 | ClarusFT Feed

What is the relationship between Clarus data and BIS data? It is a great question to ask. On the whole, BIS data is delayed by nearly six months; Clarus data is available in close to real-time. For Cleared swaps, CCPView data is easily…

April 2015

'News' Vacancy Notice - Senior Officer – Risk Expert (CCPs) (Deadline: 07 June 2015 [AM]) 30 April 2015 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), based in Paris, offers employees the opportunity to work on issues related to the reform and oversight of the European Union's financial markets.

'Jobs' OTC Space Team Member Required for Articles, Videos, Interviews 29 April 2015 | Bill Hodgson

The OTC Space is looking for someone to work with us to produce original content, such as articles, interviews, videos, roundtables and other formats.

'News' ESMA recognises third-country CCPs 29 April 2015 | ESMA Feed

ESMA has today recognised ten third-country CCPs established in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

'Articles' Comparing OTC and Futures Data 29 April 2015 | ClarusFT Feed

Recently we introduced exchange traded derivatives in CCPView, allowing us the ability to start exploring this world alongside the OTC market more holistically.

'News' New EMIR Q+A document issued – new level 2 validation rules published – to come into force in October 27 April 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

ESMA have issued the latest version of their Questions and Answers document on EMIR, which can be found here. They include details of new “level 2 validations” which are to come into force in October 2015.

'News' Swap Futures | Updated Comparison Chart 27 April 2015 | Ben Larah

The comprehsive comparison of Swap Futures contracts has been updated

'Articles' Nomura reviews viability of swaps clearing business 24 April 2015 | Feed


OTC clearing business may face the chop pending review

'Articles' ISDA AGM 2015 – tackling the fragmentation and inefficiency caused by G20 financial regulation 24 April 2015 | JDX Consulting Feed

Leading regulators, legislators, derivatives market participants, technology and resource providers met in Montreal this week at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM).

'Articles' Did Spoofing Cause the Flash Crash? Not So Fast! 22 April 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed
'Events' Post Trade: A Conference from FOW 21 April 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

This afternoon event is for back-office executives from across the European derivatives market who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of post trade and collateral management issues affecting our industry today. As the market changes under the pressure of regulatory reform and the opportunities and efficiencies offered by automation, this event will provide an overview of the latest thinking on this crucial part of the trade cycle.