European commission (ec)
After realising an overhaul of its Sef-equivalence framework was needed, the CFTC told European platforms not to apply. At the same time, the FCA was working through rules with UK venues
Buy-side firms claim dealers stand to benefit from the division of OTC markets into US and non-US persons; all-to-all trading cannot exist until the break is closed
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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End-users are sceptical about the health benefits of derivatives market reforms, according to a new Isda survey. Here, a selection of firms explain why they fear rules designed to improve the market will instead be its undoing. Tom Osborn reports
With only a few months to go before the compliance deadline, industry observers still report much work to do for fund managers to comply with the latest European directive. OpRisk looks at the obstacles ahead
For banks to apply a 2% risk-weight, non-EU CCPs must be approved by Esma and their home-country rules by the EC. That process has to be complete by June 15 but banks now fear that will not happen in some cases
Market participants detect new mood on cross-border issues: "The two clearing regimes aren't really compatible, but neither side wants to start a shooting war"
"We need a solution," says Esma spokesman
European proposal limits risk management tools to clearable swaps only, preventing options-based hedges
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.
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