OTC Derivatives Market

Moscow Exchange launches clearing of OTC derivatives with Central Counterparty

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Moscow Exchange opened its new Standardised OTC Derivatives Market on 28th October.

The service allows banks and dealers to clear OTC interest rate, FX, and cross currency swaps through the NCC, which is a qualified central counterparty.  This will reduce participants" capital requirements and increase profitability due to more efficient liquidity management.

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Beat Amazon, 30% Off The Latest Book on Central Clearing for OTC Products | OTC Derivatives, Bilateral Trading and Central Clearing

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David Murphy, the author behind the Deus Ex Macchiato blog and Independent Consultant, has written the latest book on central clearing, which gathers together straightforward explanations of the financial technology behind the regulatory imperative to move OTC derivatives into central clearing.

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Regulators Look to Up Their Game Over Cross-Border Regulation | Regulatory Reform

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Posted on April 22, 2013 by Michael Beaton On 19 April 2013, HM Treasury published a letter signed by the finance ministers of Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK and the EU Commission outlining concerns over the lack of progress in developing workable cross-border rules in relation to OTC derivatives market.

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Is there a way to avoid regulatory arbitrage? Vol 2

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A few days ago I did this post on Elisse Walter's speech on regulation of cross-border OTC derivatives. On April 18, 2013, the Japanese Financial Services Agency, jointly with eight foreign authorities, sent a ministerial-level joint letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J.

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Rearrange: Shutting Horse Door Stable After Repository Bolted Trade Access Data The

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Over at the BIS website is a new paper (here) from the CPSS / IOSCO committees on how they see access to data in Trade Repositories being handled, and mainly the purposes for which they wish to use it. Their goals include:

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How Big is OTC Really?

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What do the hundreds of trillions mean and how can we compare this with other markets?

Scarcely a day goes by without a press article or speech mentioning in its introduction the “more $600+ trillion OTC derivatives market”.    Whilst this may liven up the subject, this unnecessarily inflames concern.  Here’s why.

What are the figures?  

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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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