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
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A tangled web
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.