December 2014

'Articles' ISDA Highlights Impact of Non-Cleared Margin Rules 02 December 2014 | DRS LLP Feed

On 7 November 2014, ISDA published version 1.0 of its “Minimum Standards for the Future State of Margin Workflow” (the “Standards”), a working document designed to support practical implementation of the BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for Non-Cent

'Articles' Summary of Eighth Financial Stability Board (FSB) Progress Report on Implementation of OTC Derivatives Market Reforms 01 December 2014 | John Kiff Feed

All standardized OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties by end-2012 at the latest.

'Articles' DTCC and Regis-TR blamed for low futures matching rates 01 December 2014 | Risk Magazine Feed


November 2014

'Articles' More Transaction Reporting – now the energy markets turn 28 November 2014 | JDX Consulting Feed

The continued drive to eliminate market abuse in financial markets is now focusing on the energy trading markets.

'Articles' Cross Currency Swap Trends 25 November 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

We like to stay on top of market trends here at Clarus, and following-on from Amir’s blog yesterday on the sharp rise in uncleared, back-dated EUR IRS, I’ve been taking a look at my “alma-mater” – Cross Currency Swaps. As…

'Articles' SwapClear hopes to crush notionals by $600trn 25 November 2014 | Risk Magazine Feed


'Articles' Epic battles and how to use them to get ahead 25 November 2014 | Penny Davenport Feed

Hamilton & Rosberg

'Articles' EUR IR Swaps: Huge Spikes in Volumes 24 November 2014 | ClarusFT Feed

The advantage of a dashboard view is that it can quickly highlight interesting information. Looking at the SDRView Res dashboard this morning, I was surprised to see the following: Showing massive EUR IRSwap volumes on 19-Nov and 21-Nov, which wer

'Articles' The GOP-led Congress will not repeal Dodd-Frank, nor should they 24 November 2014 | Kevin McPartland Feed

Early in November I chaired the FTF DerivOps conference in NY.

'Events' Clearing and Settlement World | Nov 26th | London 23 November 2014 | Bill Hodgson

Clearing and Settlement World is the only conference to offer buy and sell side securities and derivatives operations professionals the opportunity to get a 360° perspective on how they can ready their people, processes and technology for the regu

'Articles' CCP IRS Switches - What Are The Benefits? 21 November 2014 | Byron Baldwin

Basis Swaps (or IRS Switches) between pairs of CCPs are increasing in volume.

'News' ESMA publishes letter to European Commission on EMIR clearing obligation | Delay ensues 21 November 2014 | ESMA Feed

Bill: I think in regulatory speak this means a delay... until the Commission provide feedback to ESMA on earlier RTS drafts. 

'Articles' SEFCON V 2014: No Shortage of Strong Opinions as Regulatory and Market Structure Uncertainty Dominates Discussions 21 November 2014 | Sapient Feed

Paul Gibson attended SEFCON V on November 13.

'Articles' Comparing Collateral Segregation Regimes for Uncleared Swap Margin 19 November 2014 | The Swap Report Feed

The proposed margin rules from the CFTC and the prudential regulators, when considered alongside the existing CFTC collateral segregation rules, present the potential for three different collateral segregation regimes applying to initial margin po