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Two firms now testing central credit-checking service
Apex Fund Services is providing start-up hedge fund managers with a range of options to keep costs down, including free office space in several major cities around the globe. It will also offer advice
This webinar on September 17th looks at the challenges of GRC, key trends, motives for improvement, future investments, and obstacles that banks and other financial institutions face in trying to improve and integrate their risk management strategy
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The European Securities and Markets Authority has addressed some of the concerns over which third-country CCP platforms and products are eligible for the transitional period, which begins on March 15
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Futurisation sparks struggle between exchanges and Sefs. Bloomberg fears "irreversible harm"
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Outsourcing drives mandate growth
Stop-gap margin solution would force most firms to post twice as much collateral as CCP members
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.