European securities and markets authority (esma)
The first mandatory reporting requirements in Europe could begin in July, but more detail is needed on how the system will work, market participants say
The Libor-rigging scandal has sparked moves to tighten the rules behind the production of key industry benchmarks. But are regulators right to have roped broader equity indexes into a debate that was triggered...
Esma chairman Steven Maijoor denies the supervisor overstepped its authority when drafting clearing rules
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Doubt cast over whether a motion to reject two Esma regulatory technical standards will survive a plenary vote on Thursday
Esma and EBA publish Euribor recommendations; Tel Aviv Stock Exchange launches lower-rated bond index; S%P Down Jones Indices launches real estate proxy
Trades will not become subject to initial margin rules part-way through their life, rule-making body tells Risk
Offsets in liability-driven investment portfolios would be eliminated if firms choose to clear interest rate hedges – potentially forcing them away from inflation swaps. By Nick Sawyer
Some European buy-side firms will have to clear indirectly – through a local clearing member linked to a US counterpart – in order to access clearing houses in the US. But US clearing members cannot comply with European rules on asset protection –...
The first clearing mandates are unlikely to be in place in Europe before August 2013, says Bank of England’s head of payments and infrastructure division
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