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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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
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Masking of counterparty name extended to June 30, 2014
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Dealers say rules for default fund exposures are an improvement, but risk weights are not tied to "real default probabilities"
Some banks believe capital is - or will be - needed to support guarantees to clients
Key CFTC ruling on scope of Dodd-Frank will arrive "very, very close" to July 12 expiry of current exemptive relief, Wetjen warns - and may not be finalised before that date
Substituted compliance unlikely to work without a global body to settle disputes, says Iosco secretary-general
Asian CCPs under pressure from EU third-country equivalence/recognition deadline squeeze
CFTC commissioner warns lack of clear rules is "a major problem, nearly a crisis"
Clearing volumes dip as hundreds of new firms are caught by US clearing rules, but activity rebounded on June 11
Harmonisation of US and global systemic risk frameworks needed as US proposes first Sifis, warns industry think tank
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