January 2015

'Articles' Senate approves margin carve out for non-financials 09 January 2015 | Risk Magazine Feed

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Bill confirming margin exemption now needs President Obama's approval

'News' Buy-siders up in arms over new ISDA derivatives protocol 08 January 2015 | The Trade News Feed

Bill: The ISDA 'stay' protocol serves a regulatory purpose in the US but has repercussions on the buy-side, which this article covers extensively.

'News' ISDA 2015 Compliance Calendar 08 January 2015 | Bill Hodgson

Keep up with the pile of regulations for 2015

'News' ESMA review of CCP colleges under EMIR 08 January 2015 | ESMA Feed

'News' ASX Cleared OTC Swaps Volumes Revealed 08 January 2015 | Bill Hodgson

ASX begin reporting their activity on OTC IRS products

'Articles' 2015 Predictions 07 January 2015 | Ben Larah

At the beginning of January it is customary for seasoned professionals (and other brave souls) to gaze into the crystal ball and share their predictions for the coming year.

'Articles' Success in Analytics Requires More Than Just Data. What’s Your Strategy? 07 January 2015 | Sapient Feed

Analytics seems to be a top priority for firms across industries—including those in the capital and commodity markets.

'News' REMIT Implementing Act in force – ACER Portal to go live tomorrow 07 January 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

Today is the day when the REMIT Implementing Act goes into force. ACER have also announced that they will launch their “REMIT Portal” tomorrow (see here).

'Articles' 15 for 15: Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2015 06 January 2015 | Kevin McPartland Feed

Market structure happenings have been fast and furious since 2009, and 2014 did not disappoint.  Mandatory SEF trading finally began, fixed income electronic trading continued its steady incline, the current shape of the US equity market was once

'Articles' December Volumes in Interest Rate Swaps 05 January 2015 | ClarusFT Feed

Following-on in our monthly review series, let’s take a look at how volumes developed during the month of December. The results are quite surprising in the end. USD IRS On-SEF From our October review, we know that October 2014 was…

'News' Welcome to 2015 | Aviv Handler 05 January 2015 | Energy Trading Regulation Feed

For many, today is the first working day of 2015. In our world of commodity and energy trading regulation, we are likely to have a busy year. Here we will focus on what could hit us in Europe:

'Articles' The way to succeed …. have fun! 05 January 2015 | Penny Davenport Feed

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'Articles' Are you ready for 2015 ? 01 January 2015 | Maria Leontiou

31 December 2014! (Bill, my fault, it's now 1st Jan) I can't believe we have reached year end, time really flew this year!!

December 2014

'Articles' Frontloading certainty paves way for EU clearing mandate 30 December 2014 | ISDA Feed

The first clearing obligations are already in place in the US and Japan, and the European Union is now set to follow with its first mandates next year.

'Articles' Three Months Later – Are we any Clearer? 22 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

Almost three months after ESMA published the final draft RTS on Clearing Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) under EMIR, the clearing landscape starts getting clearer.  Clearing could be the most complex regulatory obligation under EMIR so far.

'News' FCA to regulate seven additional financial benchmarks 22 December 2014 | Financial Conduct Authority Feed

The FCA will regulate seven additional major UK-based financial benchmarks in the fixed income, commodity and currency markets from 1 April 2015.

'Articles' EMIR transaction reporting: the remediation effort 19 December 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

The focus has now shifted:

'News' ESMA provides implementing rules for MiFID II 19 December 2014 | ESMA Feed

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today its final technical advice (TA) and launches a consultation on its draft regulatory technical and implementing standards (RTS/ ITS) regarding the implementation of the Market