Commodity futures trading commission (cftc)
A variety of domestic clearing houses are springing up, in some cases helped by a regulatory requirement to clear local currency trades domestically. But how will the various clearing regimes mesh together?...
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 –...
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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On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama launched a new initiative aimed at curbing speculation in energy markets, arguing that it would help ease the pain of high gasoline prices. He urged Congress to give the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...
US block trading rules have been reproposed following intense criticism, but many dealers suspect the new methodology has been designed to produce the same end result. By Peter Madigan
The potential for a single default to trigger the termination of derivatives contracts with other entities in that group – so-called cross-default clauses – has got regulators worried. But removing these clauses voluntarily may be resisted by creditors....
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...
The so-called 'Volcker rule', if carried out the way regulators have proposed, will make it more difficult for the US energy industry to access risk management services, harming oil and gas producers, refiners and utilities, according to a study released...
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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