Clearing rules for over-the-counter derivatives are prompting buy-side firms to revisit long-standing futures clearing relationships, with some customers choosing to house both sets of business in the...
Jack Schwager (pictured), best known for his Market Wizards books, sees capacity constraints as a potential problem for hedge funds as strategies become overcrowded and traders lose their edge
Last month saw the launch of a template for a new standardised interest rate swap product – an attempt to protect swap market liquidity from the threat of futurisation. The first product based on the...
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FCMs do not have capacity to sign up all category 2 firms, market participants warn – and swap futures stand to benefit
Swap futures have been pitched as economically equivalent to over-the-counter swaps, but with a much lighter regulatory burden. But some over-the-counter participants claim the rules create an unfair and unjustified arbitrage opportunity. Joe Rennison...
The first clearing mandates came into force in the US on March 11, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about how certain parts of the new regulatory framework will function. In this roundtable discussion, Nick Sawyer talks to two senior board members...
Forthcoming Sef rules will not address margin concerns raised by Bloomberg
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Since over-the-counter derivatives were first invented in the 1980s, exchanges have viewed the market through jealous eyes. Over the years, they have made numerous efforts to grab a piece of the action – a notable success being the decision by Atlanta-based...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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