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...
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...
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...
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With the frequency and volume of collateral calls set to increase dramatically, banks and buy-side firms alike are investing in new systems to help them manage their stock of assets in an efficient way. By Clive Davidson
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
The first clearing mandates are unlikely to be in place in Europe before August 2013, says Bank of England’s head of payments and infrastructure division
Panellists at Asia Risk Congress say there needs to be clarity on close-out netting in certain countries before establishing CCPs
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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