Derivatives Market

Weekly Roundup | Trading & Post-Trade Processing | 16 December 2013

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Derivatives Markets Rebound in 2014

The derivatives market has seen an upturn across the board this year and participants can expect even better fortunes in 2014, according to a panel at FOW's Derivatives World London: The Debates. FOW Intelligence: Derivatives Markets Rebound in 2014.

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The echo of CFTC’s approval on Final SEF Rules

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Yesterday, the CFTC met to vote on final rules for swap execution facilities (SEFs). The Commission’s five members voted in a public meeting on new platforms for swaps that will bring bilateral trading to an end, and transfer trades to centralized, transparent marketplaces.

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The brave new world of derivatives regulation will trim investment bank's profits

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Not that this is big news or surprising at all - but a good summary over at Bloomberg combined with a recent shareholder presentation of JP Morgan shows the significant impact that regulations (especially in the derivatives market) has on bank's bottom lines. Upside effects (i.e. revenues achieved through e.g. clearing services) can (a) not offset the revenue decline (JP Morgan estimated 500m USD revenue gain vs. 1-2bn USD revenue impact) and (b) only be achieved by the largest broker dealers. All others - well, welcome to the New Normal...

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Does the OTC Market need clearing?

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Ricky Maloney at Ignis Asset Management posted a question on LinkedIn "Does the OTC market need clearing?", you can see the progress of the discussion using this link here (membership of LI and the CCP Group required), or read the PDF here (as of 23rd Jan).    

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