The bankruptcy of MF Global should prompt the CFTC to reconsider the $50 million cap on minimum capital requirements set by CCPs on clearing members, say bankers
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A senior official at the Hong Kong securities watchdog says some exceptions are likely to be made to proposed new extraterritoriality rules on mandatory clearing and reporting OTC derivatives in Hon...
Hong Kong will “tentatively” introduce centralised clearing and reporting for OTC derivatives in January 2013, said Edmond Lau, HKMA executive director, at the Isda Asia-Pacific Conference 2011
Panellists speaking at a derivatives industry event in Hong Kong believe Asia is unlikely to meet its obligations to have full mandatory clearing in 14 months – the deadline established in the 200...
CFTC says 38 FCMs would be able to act as OTC clearing members under $50 million capital limit - but dealers fear it will weaken CCPs, and call for tough membership rules to redress the balance
Forex clearing will be restricted to non-deliverable forwards as US authorities discuss whether settlement risk can be properly managed for cleared forex options, according to speakers at the FX Wee...
Growth of non-deliverable forwards market will not be hit by impending clearing laws
The majority of respondents to an online poll support central bank liquidity access for CCPs, but critics argue this would be likely to lead to the break-up of multi-currency clearers
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