February 2015

'Articles' FMR Advisory Round Table: “Last Look” 19 February 2015 | Robin Poynder

Over the last few months the topic of conduct risk, behavioural risk and general management concern around how to demonstrate to the regulators that a given business is behaving correctly, has come up again and again. As the conversations have focused in on areas of concern, the topic of “last look” and how price makers are managing the risk of e-distribution of prices is attracting attention. This round table was set up specifically to tease out the background to this methodology, the current implementations, some potential issues such as they are; and any potential remedial approaches.

'Articles' February Regulatory Update 17 February 2015 | Sol Steinberg

For the second year in a row, President Obama is requesting a massive increase in funding for the CFTC. In his 2016 budget blueprint, the president seeks $322 million for the CFTC, a 29% increase from this year’s $250 million. The budget plan must still pass Congress, which will hold hearings soon. I doubt, however, that the entire amount will be approved.

'Articles' Gearing up for non-cleared margin 12 February 2015 | ISDA Feed

In a recent ISDA survey of derivatives users, the introduction of margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives was h

'Articles' Reports of the Death of Securitization are Greatly Exaggerated* 09 February 2015 | John Kiff Feed

Thanks to a boom in collateralized loan obligation (CLO) issuance and solid demand for asset-backed securities (ABS) backed by vehicle loans, U.S. securitization markets are doing just fine.

'Articles' 5th Annual APAC Collateral Management Conference 06 February 2015 | Samantha Hodgson

Returning for the fifth time, Collateral Management 2015 will bring you latest industry insights on regulatory reporting and challenges, initial margin requirements, buy side reactions to regulations and collateral optimization.

'Articles' Turn Out the Lights, The Party’s Over 05 February 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed

What party, you ask? The one with the mosh pit at LaSalle and Jackson in Chicago.  The one held in the building that’s in the background image of this page.

'Articles' SmartStream Acquires Algorithmics Collateral Assets 04 February 2015 | Securities Finance Monitor Feed
SmartStream Technologies, the Financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, today announced that SmartStream has acquired assets related to software, sales and support of IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Algorithm
'Articles' Dodd-Frank after Four Years 02 February 2015 | George Bollenbacher

Last July marked the fourth anniversary of the passage and signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, so it is appropriate to reflect on the two sections of the DFA most of interest to OTC Space readers, Title VII on derivatives, and Section 619, the Volcker Rule.

'Articles' A Devastating Critique of the Worst of Frankendodd: The SEF Mandate 01 February 2015 | Streetwise Professor Feed