Central counterparty (ccp)
Panellists at an EC conference in Brussels this morning warned CCPs have made little progress on detailed survival plans - leaving the system exposed
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
Disputes over the valuation of trades backed by multi-currency credit support annex (CSA) agreements – allowing counterparties to post collateral in multiple currencies and assets – have pushed the...
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Forex clearing will be restricted to non-deliverable forwards as US authorities discuss whether settlement risk can be properly managed for cleared forex options, according to speakers at the FX Week Asia conference in Singapore
CFTC chairman says European regulators should expand scope of Emir to include all derivatives, rather than OTC only
Regulators should be wary about applying financial market regulation to all end-users, warn panellists
The majority of respondents to an online poll support central bank liquidity access for CCPs, but critics argue this would be likely to lead to the break-up of multi-currency clearers
LCH.Clearnet's then-chief executive, Roger Liddell, knew what he was doing when he told Risk in April last year that the margin standards being used by one of the firm’s rivals were “bordering on reckless” (Risk May 2010, page 9). With regulators...
Dealers say they won’t join clearing houses that are not robust – and have already blackballed one central counterparty. As a result, the initial margin methodologies employed by the big rates clearers have begun to converge. Matt Cameron reports...
Uncollateralised trades will consume up to four times more capital under Basel III, dealers say. If that translates into a similar jump in pricing, corporates believe they may have to hedge less. Michael Watt reports
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