Regulators want capital and margin rules to encourage central clearing, but analysis suggests costs may currently be higher in the cleared world
Supervisors should ask dealers to prove they are favouring standardised products, says Fed official
This webinar looks at the current state of enterprise stress testing and unveils findings of a new study on Enterprise-level Stress Testing (one of several research papers in Chartis' The Risk Enabled Enterprise ® research program)
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US clearing rules do not exempt SPVs, but industry is split on whether other exemptions - for unclearable swaps - would apply
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Clearing – and present danger
FCMs do not have capacity to sign up all category 2 firms, market participants warn – and swap futures stand to benefit
Some client trades have not been cleared within 60 seconds
The days either side of the first US clearing deadline saw last-minute decisions by clients and regulators, operational niggles and some illegality. The industry expects breaches of the rules to get...
Firms that trade index and single-name CDSs will see margin requirements increase
Stop-gap margin solution would force most firms to post twice as much collateral as CCP members
Only registrants to date are MBIA and Cournot Financial Products – firms that have not traded derivatives since 2008
Regulators planning follow-up to trading book study that revealed huge variation in modelled RWA numbers
Preparations are "running very smoothly" says CFTC chairman, ahead of first clearing deadline
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.