Accountants condemn a proposal to use IAS 39 as a means to determine whether a derivative has to be cleared through a central counterparty.
The Bafin decree on short selling in May signalled a lack of agreement by European regulators, say participants
The resurgence of market volatility and growing regulatory uncertainty have made the past 12 months challenging for investors. In this difficult environment, respondents to Risk’s institutional investor survey voted JP Morgan the top provider of derivatives....
While European and US regulators blaze a trail in over-the-counter derivatives reform, Asian supervisors have been much more circumspect. Some are now exploring the use of central clearing but many are still wrestling with how best to implement it. Matt...
European Union regulators to clarify controversial new derivatives and central clearing rules in a new regulation rather than previously intended directive, avoiding lengthy and politically sensitive procedure
CFTC chairman supports trading requirements in both versions of the financial reform bill that would benefit derivatives users rather than Wall Street banks, but calls for tighter exemptions to prevent systemic risk
European Parliament committee calls for a smaller derivatives market, citing "distorting" effect.
There are very few certainties in the financial markets, particularly when you are dealing in derivatives, but one truth that will always affect structured products is that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are not derivatives. Newswires sometimes write stories...
Long euro derivatives positions caught up in proposed legislation, while doubts remain over the exemption of market-makers
The role of ETFs in the US market “flash crash” on 6 May is under scrutiny following a preliminary report suggesting ETFs and index futures were linked to the event.
The current overhaul of financial regulation will have a more profound effect on energy trading than any other sector, as ongoing challenges in energy trade confirmation will be exacerbated, says market expert
Germany broadens shorting ban scope
The newly approved US financial reform bill will have unintended consequences, which include a dislocation between supply/demand fundamentals and energy prices in the longer term, says Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US)
Swap dealers and major swap participants will be unable to qualify for federal government support
European regulators act as markets show “exceptional volatility”
Amendment to US financial reform package proposes an end to derivatives safe harbours
Dealers complain a long-awaited draft of standards for derivatives clearing platforms fails to address key issues.
Never has the need for efficient management around over-the-counter derivatives business been more crucial, or such a focus, as it is today. BNY Mellon discusses how, with its collateral management services, it has helped clients achieve greater operational...
The future of the derivatives market in the US has become the subject of a political tug-of-war, after the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed a bill prohibiting federal support to all dealers, derivatives exchanges, clearers...
In a world increasingly focused on effective enterprise-level risk management, there are notable discrepancies in volatility management techniques. Murex proposes a cross-asset interpolation space with potentially significant risk management impacts
Dealers are becoming more disciplined in pricing credit – a lesson learned the hard way after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. However, banks are taking a variety of approaches, and some participants believe certain firms are habitually underpricing...