14 Nov 2018 — Bill Hodgson

How many margin agreement platforms does the industry need?

19 Apr 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Three companies – international legal practice Allen & Overy, business information provider IHS Markit and SmartDX™ from customer communications management leader Smart Communications™ – have come together to launch Margin Xchange™, a new product for the derivatives market.

13 Apr 2018 — Bill Hodgson

A new book on the ISDA 2016 VM CSA provides useful background on regulation, and shows how to implement an English Law or New York Law CSA.

Oxford Business Law Blog
13 Mar 2018 — Bill Hodgson

As seems to become clearer as time passes, there might not be too many alternatives for the UK’s financial sector if the UK wishes to gain access to the single market post-Brexit. In fact, the EU recently rejected many of the solutions that the UK still clings to when it finally granted Norway permanent access to the markets. Judging from that experience, the EEA solution presents itself as the least unrealistic of the UK’s options.

13 Nov 2017 — Alan Williamson

In an on-going series of conversations we have been talking to practitioners in the legal space about their views on how the role of lawyers and their activities are changing.

24 Oct 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

The team here at The OTC Space are pleased to announce the availability of the downloadable PDF edition of Rocket 10 (in the attachments section below). Formatted in landscape to fit your computer or portable device screen, this edition contains inside information on what's happening in the industry. The PDF is attached below, and contains a great set of articles from previous and new authors.

09 Jun 2017 — Robin Moody

Following our successful webinar here is a high quality video recording of the event. We covered the lifecycle of work from re-papering to implementation and operational aspects of margin agreements. 

15 May 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

The OTC Derivatives Summit of the Global Fixed Income Institute is an annual event which has now been running for over ten years. Those in the know refer to the Summit informally as the Pennyhill Park event – where a group of the most senior buy- and sell-side individuals debate (in private) the latest challenges running an OTC derivatives business.

04 Apr 2017 — Bill Hodgson

Many firms need to create or modify ISDA CSA agreements to achieve compliance around the world with the Uncleared Margin Regulations (UMR). This survey will give you an insight into what other firms are doing to become compliant. We will reveal the results live at a webinar and explain the options for carrying out the repapering and implementing your agreements.

23 Feb 2017 — Brendan Nelson

On March 1st, heightened requirements for the posting of variation margin (VM) on non-cleared derivatives trades will go into effect. The work being done in advance of the deadline is what some have called “the largest contract repapering effort in the history of the world”. Find out why the OTC market isn't prepared, what you can do about your own challenges and join our webinar where you can "ask anything".

11 Feb 2017 — Barry Quinn

The preparations for March 1st are well behind schedule across the OTC market. Find out what firms have been doing, what approaches they are taking, and how to reduce the economic impact of not being ready.

06 Feb 2017 — Barry Quinn

The deadline to be prepared to the March 1st Uncleared Margin regulation is looming. Our panel of experts will provide insight into the current state of preparations, including Heads of Legal from Standard Chartered and Societe Generale.