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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Safety remains the key concern of custodians keeping nearly $110 trillion in assets in Custody Risk's 2013 Global Custody Survey
Final WGMR rules allow collateral on uncleared derivatives to be rehypothecated under strict conditions, but lawyers say they are unclear on how the rules will work in practice
Foreign banks operating in China's OTC markets face punitive capital charges
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Quotes of the quarter
Thomas Book, chief executive of Eurex Clearing, says it remains to be seen whether the standards for central counterparties set in Europe will be matched around the globe
Mathias Papenfuss, chief operating officer of Luxembourg-based international central securities depository Clearstream and board member of its German central securities depository, tells Luke Clancy...
Proposed revisions appear to catch back-to-back trades that are used to get exposure into European CCPs
SGX head of clearing risk urges greater cooperation among region's regulators
Final rules on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives are expected within weeks, including a long-awaited exemption for forex swaps and forwards
Temporary rules for portfolio margining by clients are set to expire in December. Hedge funds say they will stay on the sidelines until they know what happens next
A change in CFTC rules could lead to clearing members having to increase default fund contributions at CME and other US CCPs
HM Revenue & Customs "does not wish to discourage" client clearing business, which is caught by UK balance sheet tax
Eleven CCPs say they will apply to Esma for approval – sparing European members a capital hit – but Canada's CDCC has no plans to go through the process
Third-party collateral requirements not acknowledged in current standard clearing broker contracts
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