Risk awards 2012
The health of nations
Location, location, location
Respondents expect to make more money from derivatives this year, despite the ongoing eurozone crisis and regulatory change
Basel III and Emir could push companies out of Europe, predicts ACT deputy policy director
The eurozone debt crisis has hit volumes in the interdealer market, with brokers reporting a significant drop-off in recent months. Despite the change in market dynamics, the top brokers in the region remain the same as last year, with Icap taking top...
Just 12 months to go until all standardised OTC derivatives are supposed to be cleared through CCPs – but meeting that deadline everywhere looks unlikely
Regulation and credit are two of the biggest challenges facing energy trading companies in 2012, says James Davies at Trayport.
The regulatory push
Cutting out the middleware?
Collateral, capital and chaos
Voice in the wilderness?
Omnibus structure meant clearing clients of MF Global outside the US were asked to double up on collateral payments. Use of the structure for OTC markets is now in doubt
Clearing a way for forex
All systems go
Just over 60% of respondents plan to up their technology spend next year, with market risk systems the main beneficiary
Bob Pickel reappointed Isda chief executive, replacing Connie Voldstad, who will stay on as special adviser to the board
EC committed to providing clarity on supply and trade transparency rules, says DG Energy policy expert
Clarifications on two sets of data transparency rules for European energy markets are in the works, according to European Commission policy expert
A new alphabet soup of financial services and energy market regulations are making firms nervous about their ability to comply, said panellists at Energy Risk's Central and Eastern Europe conference
The vast majority of respondents to a Risk.net poll do not believe G-20 members will meet the end-2012 deadline for all standardised OTC derivatives to be cleared through CCPs
CLS Bank-style regulatory council could be applied to trade repositories and CCPs to avert market fragmentation, but French regulators are not convinced