Central counterparty (ccp)
The end-2012 deadline for all standardised over-the-counter derivatives to clear through a central counterparty is fast approaching, but there is some doubt as to whether the deadlines will be met –...
Despite hard-won exemptions, corporates should consider the pros and cons of clearing, according to panellists at an ACT event - but treasurers remain unconvinced
Corporate treasurers complain about the unintended consequences of the proposed financial transaction tax, as well as clearing rules for OTC derivatives
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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The extraterritorial scope of US margin rules would have left US banks’ overseas swaps business in tatters, but an international working group looks set to deliver a reprieve by endorsing similar rules. In doing so, it could also create a liquid asset...
Regulators fear derivatives could be structured to make them unclearable – and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest escape routes have been explored. But market participants say there is no incentive to avoid the new regime. Joe Rennison reports
In bilateral over-the-counter trades, some buy-side firms insist on physical segregation of their collateral – their assets are placed with a third-party custodian. But the incoming US regime will not provide the same degree of protection, despite the...
A hammer to crack a nut, or a chance for everybody to win? Buy-side panellists disagree on the merits of central clearing
Eligible collateral for CCP margin needs to be reviewed – and regulators also need to ensure the clearing exemption for some end-users is not negated by Basel capital rules, say buy-side firms
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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