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The launch of an interim trade reporting service last week by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has prompted complaints from banks over excessive operational requirements
Pension funds look for alternatives to OTC inflation swaps, as clearing services remain on the drawing board
Only two FCMs are currently offering margin offsets between interest rate swaps and futures at CME
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Global regulatory agenda drives switch from market-based incentives to clearing
Singapore dollar trade potentially hit by US person rule
The EU regulator has approved a slew of memorandums of understanding with seven more global regulators, paving the way for continued marketing of hedge funds inside and outside Europe
Treatment of Singapore-based branches of US firms unclear
Consultation on the reporting of derivative contracts includes a reporting threshold for non-financial persons and collateral reporting requirements
Lawyers warn allowing strictest regulation to prevail will create heavy-handed regime
Australian trade reporting rules to be in force by October
Market participants still unclear on the implications of the requirement for multibank platforms trading non-cleared swaps to register as swap execution facilities
Masking of counterparty name extended to June 30, 2014
International frameworks for CCPs should be the primary source of jurisdictional equivalence assessments, according to Iosco's Alder.
Dealers say rules for default fund exposures are an improvement, but risk weights are not tied to "real default probabilities"
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.