Margin efficiency is going to be key to both listed and OTC derivatives markets, but the equity market has been lagging - a result of regulatory opacity
David Cameron's demand for the UK to be exempt from an ECB policy on clearing houses helped prompt last month's split with the EU - and is earning applause from eurosceptic Conservatives
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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Risk perceptions in the eurozone fell today as France and Germany agreed new treaty plans that will sanction fiscally irresponsible member states
Cost of insuring against a German government default remains stable after yesterday’s lacklustre debt auction, but risk perceptions on German banks surge
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.