August 2013

'News' Daily Email Summary Timing | Now 8am UK Monday to Saturday 13 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

As an experiment I'm changing the timing of the daily email with the news summary to 8am UK time Mon - Sat to see if this suits readers more.

'News' CME OTC Clearing Expands to CZK HUF PLZ and ZAR 13 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

An update from CME explains that later in August their OTC clearing platform will add four new currencies.

'News' OTC Space Email and Twitter Changes 13 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

I've been aligning various domain names and accounts to clear up inconsistency, please act accordingly with the updates below.

'Articles' ?Backwards Regulation Risk Systemic OTC The Is | Should Bilateral Margin and Capital Have Come Before Clearing? 08 August 2013 | Jon Skinner

I often notice that the different regulators and the different associated interacting market participants, utilities and commentators dissociate regulations of bank capital (e.g. Basel III) and accounting rules (e.g.

'Articles' What are Your Selection Criteria for Choosing a Clearing Member and Clearing House? 08 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Over the coming 18 months many firms who choose not to join a CCP directly, will need to choose a Clearing Member (CM) to provide them with access to a CCP.

'News' 5 weeks until OTC trading in the EU shuts down? 08 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

An intelligent article explains the poor progress made in getting Non Financial Companies, and the very large FCs to be prepared by using the relevant ISDA protocols, and engaging with LEIs.

'News' New Book on Heston Model | Coming Soon 07 August 2013 | Ben Larah

A new book on the

'News' Have you Got All These Components in Your Systemic Risk Plan? DTCC Defines The Threats 07 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

A great paper from DTCC which paints a scary picture of the many ways our capital markets could be destabilised, including:

'Articles' ISDAFIX, Looking for Evidence of Price-manipulation 07 August 2013 | Amir Khwaja

There has been much recent press on the investigations into ISDAFIX and whether this will turn-out to be similar to the LIBOR rigging

'News' Can you Calculate Your Initial Margin and Capital Within Your Swap Execution Facility? 06 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

BBG logoBloomberg have integrated the Initial Margin calculations from SwapClear into their trading platform.

'News' Library of EMIR Documentation from the Financial Conduct Authority 05 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

If you need a convenient way to browse EMIR documents, the UK FCA has a site which is handy, and somewhat easier to navigate than the ESMA site.

'News' Angelica and Bees 03 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

The Angelica gigas has finally popped it's flower heads - they've been emerging slowly over the past few weeks. Our garden is bee friendly, you can see why in the photos. Bill.

'News' IOSCO Warns Regulators on EMIR CCP Recognition Processes 02 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Concerns from Asia about providing CCP services into Europe, expressed in a letter from IOSCO to ESMA.

'Articles' SDR, Block Trade Rule, 30 July Update 02 August 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Those of you that read my previous post on the Block Trade Rule will know that on July 30th we move

'News' ICE Clear Europe to start Client Clearing for CDS 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson


'News' Leadership Changes at DTCC 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

DTCC Expands Leadership Team

'Articles' Deus Ex Macchiato » A summer daydream, part 2 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Conclusion of this two part regulatory thriller. Readers are invited to send in their diagrams of what the cleared OTC market might look like once CCPCCPs are introduced into the market.

'News' Cross-margining at CME slowed by practical challenges - Risk.net 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Interesting commentary on combining futures into an OTC portfolio at CME

'News' Uncleared swaps and higher initial margin; can a margin clearing mechanism reduce the pain? | Securities Finance Monitor 01 August 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Commentary by SFM on a piece in IFR about the idea of processing OTC products in a non-CCP centralised platform with net margin.