July 2018

'News' ESMA issues clarifications on the clearing obligation for pension scheme arrangements 03 July 2018 | ESMA Feed

Bill: A long document, the gist of which is this: ESMA says, will the NCAs please not take any action to make Pension schemes clear their trades until the European rule making process completes the 'EMIR 2' / REFIT programme of work.

June 2018

'Articles' Capital Progress 26 June 2018 | ISDA Feed

The checklist of post-crisis reforms now has neat ticks alongside each item. Clearing of standardized derivatives – tick.

'Articles' IBOR Global Benchmark Transition Report 25 June 2018 | ISDA Feed

Interbank offered rates (IBORs) play a central role in financial markets, and act as reference rates to hundreds of trillions of dollars in notional amount of derivatives and trillions of dollars in bonds, loans, securitizations and deposits.

'News' EMIR 2 Progress at the European Parliament 18 June 2018 | Bill Hodgson

The European Parliament votes to move forward with changes to EMIR

'Articles' Distributed Ledger Technology – yes, no or selective implementation? 15 June 2018 | JDX Consulting Feed

15 JUNE 2018

'Articles' Two big UK banks shift some euro clearing from London to Frankfurt 12 June 2018 | Financial Times | Clearing and Settlement Feed

Without giving away the story in the FT - it seems that the Eurex scheme to provide incentives to clear Swaps in Frankfurt is beginning to bear fruit. Subscription needed, follow the link below.

'Articles' A Big Step Towards Efficiency 08 June 2018 | ISDA Feed

Bill: I already know of one firm who has implementing the CDM on their roadmap - are there others?

May 2018

'Articles' Opportunities for standardisation in Securities Finance post SFTR 29 May 2018 | The Field Effect Feed

'Articles' Margin Rules and ISDA SIMM 25 May 2018 | ISDA Feed

Bill: The PDF provided on the ISDA website examines refinements to the way IM is calculated for uncleared business.

'News' ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting 25 May 2018 | ESMA Feed

ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

Friday 25 May 2018 14:04
'Articles' The Battle for IM Margin Documentation Automation Moved Forward 24 May 2018 | ISDA Feed

The September 2019 Uncleared Margin deadline (and the 2020 date) will bring many more firms in-scope for exchanging IM.

'Articles' Securities Lending Times TV – SFTR Interview 16 May 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

Why should firms be looking at SFTR now? What should be the main considerations for firms when deciding to delegate reporting or keep in-house? How can Regtek.Solutions help with reporting challenges?

'Articles' IM calculation change imminent-ish 15 May 2018 | DRS LLP Feed

There is mounting pressure to revisit a fundamental aspect of the IM calculation methodology. The BCBS-IOSCO 2015 framework mandates an IM determination based on a 99% VAR over a fixed 10 day liquidation horizon[1].

idx 'Events' FIA IDX 2018 03 May 2018 | Bill Hodgson

Get on down to the FIA IDX show in London, amongst the biggest capital markets events in the year. OTC Space and Brandex Publishing will be there, come and chat about our future plans.

'Articles' RegTek.Solutions wins ‘Best Solution for SFTR’ at the 2018 RegTech Awards 02 May 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

RegTek Solutions wins Best Solution for SFTR

April 2018

'Articles' SFTR Shorts, Part 5 25 April 2018 | RegTek.Solutions Feed

ESMA’s validation rules – Going off the grid?


'Articles' ISDA Future of Derivatives Survey 24 April 2018 | ISDA Feed

The ISDA Future of Derivatives Survey considers the issues facing the industry, in order to gauge how the derivatives market will develop and evolve.