Omnibus structure meant clearing clients of MF Global outside the US were asked to double up on collateral payments. Use of the structure for OTC markets is now in doubt
A decision to limit the scope of Japan's clearing mandate has torpedoed months of partnership talks between LCH.Clearnet and the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation
Further international co-ordination is needed if the G-20 deadline for central clearing of standardised OTC derivatives is to be met, says new SFC chief executive
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European Central Bank offers central securities depositories (CSDs) financial incentives to sign up to T2S early; governing council gives CSDs until the end of April to agree
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
Pushed to the margins
The beauty of diversity
Changes to bank capital rules on CCP exposures remove the need for bank clients to enter into contractual agreements to port trades to other clearing members
Revised Basel rules provide little capital incentive for clearing members to clear trades on behalf of clients, bankers argue
The cross-product margining maze
Block around the clock
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...
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