Derivatives trading volumes continued to fall across several leading exchanges in July.
Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange’s (Ice) European central clearing facility, Ice Clear Europe, has cleared €5.9 billion of credit default swap (CDS) index trades in its first week of operation.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has named Andrew Lamb as chief executive of its European clearing house, CME Clearing Europe, subject to regulatory approval of the venture.
With just two weeks remaining until the European Commission’s deadline for central counterparties (CCPs) to begin clearing credit default swaps (CDSs), two of the competing platforms are still waiting for regulatory approval.
The central clearing service for credit default swaps (CDS) offered by London-based derivatives exchange NYSE Liffe is “under review”, an official at the firm told Risk .
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Atlanta-based derivatives exchange IntercontinentalExchange (Ice) has cleared $71 billion notional in credit default swaps (CDS) in the four weeks since the launch of its central clearing platform. The exchange cleared 613 transactions and reported open...
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) received the green light from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 13 to clear credit default swaps (CDSs), but now faces the hard task of getting customers to sign up to its platform.
US exchange operator Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has come one step closer to entering the credit derivatives market by signing a deal to clear credit default swaps (CDSs) on financial information services company Markit's CDX and iTraxx indexes.
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Frankfurt-based derivatives exchange Eurex will "wait until the market is ready" before it launches its central clearing platform for credit default swaps (CDSs).
David Boberski was today named managing director of over-the-counter research and new product development at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group.
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High margin requirements may make central clearing of single-name credit default swaps (CDS) impossibly expensive, according to one clearing specialist.
The launch date for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group's credit default swap (CDS) clearing platform remains unclear, almost two weeks after it received the green light from two US financial regulators.
CME Group has appointed Marcus Katz as director of interest rate products.
CME Group has appointed Michael O'Connell as managing director of its clearing business development, a newly-created role, to help develop the exchange's clearing activities.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is today in discussions with interested parties over the establishment of a central clearing house for credit default swaps (CDSs).