Electronic Trading Platforms

SEFs: Who's joined the party?

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Nearly 2 weeks ago, Tullet Prebon announced their SEF filing with the CFTC, which inspired me to do some research into the SEF registrations to date. I blogged about it here; who they are, what they had planned to provide, etc. Towards the end of the blog, I posed the question, where were ICAP, BGC, and Tradition?

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Streetwise Professor » I Was Wrong. But Not as Wrong as What I Was Wrong About.

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SWP points out the worst of Dodd Frank (in his opinion), the Made Available to Trade rule (MAT). Have a read of his post, then think about some scenarios this could cause:

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Traiana Launches Swap Data Repository Service

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After recently unveiling its pre-credit check solution "CreditLink" Traiana is now offering an SDR connectivity service called "Harmony TR Connect". According to their press release:

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Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters

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The Smart Automated Agency Broker (SAAB) via Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters. Good extract from a paid-for TABB report on alternative ways to get to the new Swap Execution Facility platforms.

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Dodd Frank & EMIR time line update

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The effects of new regulation from the US and Europe are drawing closer, whilst rule making is still not complete, and unpredictable, the regulators deadlines are becoming more clear.

UPDATE Nov 2nd: This post has been superseded by this one: http://theotcspace.com/2012/05/30/emir-compliance-dates-moved/

For dutch viewers: Emir Status En Tijdlijnen

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ISDA to the G20: "Standardize This"

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ISDA have highlighted the sentence in the G20 commitments that makes less sense than some, namely “All standardized OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties by end-2012 at the latest.”

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