Speaking at the Asia Risk Congress, CIMB head of rates, funding and structuring Chu Kok Wei sets out his concerns over the move to central clearing in the region
Buy-side firms argue new regulations will create a collateral squeeze – despite claims by a Bank of England official that the fears are overplayed
CCPs should be required to make details of their models public, says the Bank of England’s payments and infrastructure division head
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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If a clearing business is part of an institution that also makes markets in over-the-counter derivatives, there are lots of things it cannot do. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) summed them up in its final rules on internal business...
Dealers have been given the go-ahead to bundle together execution and clearing businesses – offering cut-price clearing as a way to attract clients to their trading desks. That could shut would-be rivals out of the market. By Matt Cameron and Joe Rennison...
Clearing houses can call for margin multiple times a day to protect against wild markets. But the burden of meeting those calls will initially fall on member firms – potentially creating a source of severe funding stress. By Matt Cameron
Some European buy-side firms will have to clear indirectly – through a local clearing member linked to a US counterpart – in order to access clearing houses in the US. But US clearing members cannot comply with European rules on asset protection –...
LCH.Clearnet, owner of the incumbent interest rate swap clearer, SwapClear, is facing new competitors at all levels - global, regional and local. One of the local competitors is Poland's KDPW_CCP, which is due to launch a service for zloty denominated...
Isda estimates that mandatory clearing and margin could require the posting of up to $30 trillion of initial margin have been inflated, not least because of a likely exemption for forex swaps and forwards, according to a senior BoE official
Cash-rich corporates could replace capital-constrained dealers as providers of collateral transformation services, according to one asset manager
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.
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