June 2013

'News' The Impact of the June 10th CFTC Clearing Deadline on Category II Firms 12 June 2013 | Amir Khwaja

Category II firms were required to clear Interest Rate Swaps from June 10th, as this deadline impacted a lot more firms than the prior March 11th deadline, I decided to look at what the DTCC SDR data shows, and whether the expected switch from Un-

'News' Obama to nominate Amanda Renteria to replace Gary Gensler as Chair of the CFTC? 11 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

A breaking story is the potential nomination for Gary Genslers replacement as Chair of the CFTC.

'News' The 2013 Standard Credit Support Annex | ISDA podcast 11 June 2013 | Maria Leontiou

The 2013 Standard Credit Support Annex (SCSA) is now published following the ISDA Collateral Steering Committee's efforts for its development upon the request of the ISDA Board of Directors.

'News' Court throws out Bloomberg challenge to swap margin requirements - FT.com 08 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

I think there's many will be disappointed this case didn't go further, it would have been illustrative to see whether BBG's lawyers could make an argument stick on how IM requirements are specified by regulators.

'News' Standard CSA to be Published Today 07 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson
'News' TriOptima will reconcile data from DTCC | WSJ 07 June 2013 | Maria Leontiou

TriOptima announced that it will support data verification and portfolio reconciliation of DTCC's trade repository data as requested by triResolve clients' for their OTC derivatives portfolios.

'News' Cleared CDS Index volumes rising ahead of June 10 date 05 June 2013 | Amir Khwaja

As we have just enhanced our SDR View tool to show Credit trades from DTCC DDR, I thought I would look into the CDS Index trading activity and how it had been impacte

'News' A European working day isn't what it seems 04 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

In the webinar below the guys from DTCC clarify that a 'working day' at ESMA means a day on which none of the member states are on a public holiday - or conversely if any member state has a public holiday, ESMA doesn't count that as "working".

'News' Cost of Clearing | New Study 04 June 2013 | Ben Larah

A new Sapient Global Markets study analyses the costs of clearing due to mandatory central-clearing through CCPs.

'News' Update on ISDA Protocols | Dodd-Frank and the Law 03 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Useful roundup of the various legal 'protocol's being used to sort out compliance with the new regs. Update on ISDA Protocols | Dodd-Frank and the Law.  

'News' AIMA - Overlaps between EMIR and the Dodd Frank Act 03 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

US DFA CFTC Addressing Overlaps Between EMIR and CFTC Derivatives Regulation, white paper via AIMA below. AIMA - Document Summary.  

'News' Into the unknown: Risk OTC client clearing survey 02 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

If you're on the buy-side the survey below from Risk Magazine gives some interesting insights into why firms choose a particular Clearing Broker or FCM, and who's leading the race to scoop up Client Clearing business.

'News' John Wilson on Vimeo 01 June 2013 | Bill Hodgson

JW explains why there is plenty of room for innovation between Listed and OTC markets in the new regulatory environment.

via John Wilson on Vimeo.

May 2013

'Articles' All about reporting | Risk.net 29 May 2013 | Maria Leontiou

One of the major projects currently going on for all industry participants is Trade Reporting following EMIR mandate.

'News' LCH Swapclear Margin, the need for change and the impact 27 May 2013 | Amir Khwaja

LCH SwapClear have implemented a change in their Initial Margin methodology and this article will discuss three elements that constitute the change:

'News' HKMA | Trade Repository 27 May 2013 | Bill Hodgson

Not sure if this is new, but the page was updated on May 2nd, details of the HKMA Trade Repository Service,

'News' EMIR Trade Reporting Start Delayed 3 months 26 May 2013 | Bill Hodgson

John Philpott commenting on the previous EMIR 5 month delay story points out: