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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The Dodd-Frank Act requires any trade involving a US person to meet strict new regulatory requirements. The first mandatory clearing requirements are now in force – but the definition of US person...
A large number of offshore funds could be classified as US persons once a CFTC exemption expires in July, subjecting them to Dodd-Frank transaction-level rules
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Firms that trade index and single-name CDSs will see margin requirements increase
Lack of clarity on CCP equivalency leaves South African rules in limbo, says National Treasury's Natalie Labuschagne
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
While the Group of 20 nations want to see progress with financial regulatory reforms, individual authorities around the world are reluctant to relinquish domestic sovereignty over standards for cent...
Futurisation sparks struggle between exchanges and Sefs. Bloomberg fears "irreversible harm"
South Africa's financial stability head warns it will be difficult to make use of data spread across multiple repositories – but South Africa may still set up its own database for rand-denominated...
Outsourcing drives mandate growth
Stop-gap margin solution would force most firms to post twice as much collateral as CCP members
What does the future hold?
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.