Agency desks warn they could be driven out of the market as a result of business conduct rules
Clearing volumes dip as hundreds of new firms are caught by US clearing rules, but activity rebounded on June 11
Hundreds more firms will be required to start clearing in the US today, and FCMs are warning there could be an increase in rejected trades as a result
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Citadel and Fortress have found some foreign banks unwilling to accept Dodd-Frank reporting rules, conference hears
Hope and fear are two feelings that, in theory, should have little to do with central clearing. It ought to be a predictable environment, with clear rules and predetermined outcomes – almost all of which, for a client, are reassuring rather than scary....
The fact that swaps traders at Goldman Sachs and a handful of other dealers made a lot of money in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the industry’s switch to collateral-based valuation is an open secret. Exactly how they did it, and how much they made, has...
Early adopters of over-the-counter derivatives clearing tended to be the big beasts of the buy-side universe, but smaller firms – such as France’s OFI Asset Management – are coming on board as well. By Tom Osborn
Pension funds tend not to have a lot of cash lying around, making it difficult for them to meet clearing house margin calls. Specialist asset manager Insight Investment is pressing for a solution. By Tom Osborn
The financial crisis has given lots of worn truisms a dusting down and a fresh lick of paint - among them, the notion that cash is king. Over the course of the last five years, it has been applied to everything from Basel III's new liquidity ratios to...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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