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 is still not finalised, creating havoc for firms trying...
Implementation of Dodd-Frank Act raises op risk concerns, conference hears
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
Lack of clarity on CCP equivalency leaves South African rules in limbo, says National Treasury's Natalie Labuschagne
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 central counterparties. Luke Clancy reports
A difference in margin approach between swaps and futures may mean the latter are not assessed on their level of riskiness
CDS users face collateral hike because SEC rule means clearing members are not yet able to offer CDS cross-margining to their clients – but there are hopes of a last-minute exemption
Broker seeks to broaden its Asia offering by adding OTC IRS clearing in Singapore
Preparations are "running very smoothly" says CFTC chairman, ahead of first clearing deadline
Listed firms complain about breach of confidentiality – others say they are victim of human error – after Risk publishes list of fund managers that face March 11 clearing deadline
Overseer of Volcker rule work says five US agencies should produce a single rule – and are not planning to harmonise it with Europe's ring-fencing proposals
Post-financial crisis structured credit has been in hiding: but 2013 has seen the re-emergence of the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market, with yield-hungry Asian players demonstrating a strong appetite for the paper
In 1999, Sunil Hirani launched an electronic trading platform for credit derivatives, which sold for $625 million nine years later. Now he's back - and his new idea is an exchange for interest rate swaps. Peter Madigan reports
Readying for regulation
As she prepares to leave the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Jill Sommers speaks to Alexander Osipovich about the battles over Dodd-Frank and the investigation into MF Global
Switching to futures and rewriting corporate websites could help reluctant energy companies avoid having to register as swap dealers under Dodd-Frank, reports Alexander Osipovich
The right tools for the job?
Non-deliverable forwards are likely to be mandated to be traded on swap execution facilities before any other foreign exchange products, but are traders ready?
Hedge funds around the world need to take note of the recent fine imposed on Royal Bank of Scotland and the extraterritorial reach of the the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Firebreaks and stable doors