Volcker rule requirements for chief executive compliance responsibility called into question
Trio of rules - on liquidity, clearing and margin for uncleared trades - will hoover up vast amounts of collateral, market participants fear
The extraterritorial scope of US margin rules would have left US banks’ overseas swaps business in tatters, but an international working group looks set to deliver a reprieve by endorsing similar rules....
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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US block trading rules have been reproposed following intense criticism, but many dealers suspect the new methodology has been designed to produce the same end result. By Peter Madigan
Regulators fear derivatives could be structured to make them unclearable – and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest escape routes have been explored. But market participants say there is no incentive to avoid the new regime. Joe Rennison reports
A recent IHS report forecast that the Volcker rule could reduce investment in upstream capital spending in the US natural gas markets by $7.5 billion per year (see the news roundup section), leading to a reduction in supply and higher gas and electricity...
Energy trading and risk management reporting, not always the most effective operation at energy trading firms, is undergoing an efficiency drive across the industry, finds Gillian Carr
In bilateral over-the-counter trades, some buy-side firms insist on physical segregation of their collateral – their assets are placed with a third-party custodian. But the incoming US regime will not provide the same degree of protection, despite the...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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