November 2013

'Articles' ICE members split over new client clearing model - Risk.net 12 November 2013 | Bill Hodgson

An interesting story with two halves on an EMIR segregation model from ICE:

'News' Weekly Roundup | Trading | 11 November 2013 11 November 2013 | Amir Khwaja


SEF MAT Submissions: Reality Check

'News' Movember 2013 | Join The OTC Space Team 10 November 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Movember is upon us again,

'News' MAT IRS Product Scope Consensus? | SEF CFTC Submissions Converge 06 November 2013 | Jon Skinner

Perhaps a market consensus is starting to form on which products should be mandated on SEFs?

'News' SEF Volumes for Week 5 | ClarusFT 05 November 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Following on from our Week 4 Update, we have now published figures for Week 5. A few noteworthy changes:

'News' Swap margin check in 10 millisecs 04 November 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Clarus Financial Technology today announced the release of its CHARM product, for pre-execution or pre-clearing acceptance checks of Interest Rate Derivative trades.

'Articles' Regulation Reflections: US Reporting - Is systemic risk being de-prioritized? 01 November 2013 | Jon Skinner

It is clear CFTC does not yet have meaningful systemic risk information from the end of day / historic SDR reporting which has been live for several months.  As well as tackling a very large big data project which is unfunded, CFTC needs to change the reporting rules so that reporting obligations are better split across various service providers to drive much more efficient data collection, transformation and aggregation.

October 2013

'Offers' Coaching Programme Overview | Penny Davenport Executive Coaching 31 October 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Keeping track of your career, and where you're going professionally is something that needs an objective point of view. Whilst training programmes can deliver specific skills - how do you plan a long term path for the next five or ten years?

'News' Temporary Swap Lines Made Permanent | Central Banks 31 October 2013 | Ben Larah

It was announced today that a temporary network of bilateral liquidity swap lines between six central banks will be made into a standing arrangement "until further notice".

'Articles' Browsing Patterns on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop | Is This Your Experience? 31 October 2013 | Bill Hodgson

I came across an interesting post with the chart below setting out one view of the primary times the three browsing platforms are used. The point seems to be that:

'News' Deja vu? Latest Basel III CCP capital rules may make CCP membership uneconomical | Risk.net Clearing Member poll 30 October 2013 | Jon Skinner

Risk.net conducted a poll of clearing members, a big majority of whom think CCP membership will become uneconomical under newest proposed risk-based and leverage ratio capitalization of CCP related portfolios.

'Articles' EMIR Trade Reporting Deadline: Manning the Panic Stations? | Aite Group Blog 29 October 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Virginie at Aite (pronounced eye-tay) gives feedback on the Trade Reporting precipice the industry is hurtling towards: 

'Articles' SEF Volumes for Week 4 | ClarusFT 29 October 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Four calendar weeks are in the books.  A common trend is emerging.

'News' Moscow Exchange launches clearing of OTC derivatives with Central Counterparty 28 October 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Moscow Exchange opened its new Standardised OTC Derivatives Market on 28th October.

'Events' TEDxAthens 29 & 30 November | Uncharted Waters 26 October 2013 | Maria Leontiou

I am sure you can all agree that these past few years have been a constant challenge for all, as balances and boundaries are constantly redefined, the world is trying to find its new equilibrium and all of us strive to  find our way into the futur