With new regulations on central clearing, margining and collateral segregation coming into effect, the role of the custodian is arguably more important than ever. Custody Risk includes news, analysis and research on the latest industry developments.
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A proposed ¥6 billion threshold for Japanese banks to trade swaps electronically from September 2015 will only capture the "10 or 20" largest dealers, providing relief to many smaller financial institutions...
After years of debate, a European financial transaction tax in at least some of the EU now looks close to a certainty. Negotiations continue, but there is enough known about key features to allow financial...
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Recent focus on US banks' use of non-guaranteed affiliates risks taking regulators down a slippery slope - issue could be tackled via disclosure instead, argues ex-SEC chair
Rivals surprised by Swiss bank's ascent at a time when regulatory burdens are growing – client collateral has jumped 83% since last October
Banks may seek to insert new termination clauses in contracts with some clients, as they prepare for an 18-month frontloading window to open
Stephan Wolf, chief technology officer of Interactive Data, will lead the effort to develop a system of legal entity identifiers
Issuers pleased as Esma proposes exemption for covered bond hedges; trades would still need to pass six-point test
Esma hopes to improve matching rates for Europe’s five-month-old reporting regime – currently as low as 3% for some trades – but repositories say more will be needed
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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