Lower margin levels for swap futures could drive up risk-weighted assets for dealers, and erode the product's advantage, panellists argue
Regulators want capital and margin rules to encourage central clearing, but analysis suggests costs may currently be higher in the cleared world
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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New margin rules for uncleared derivatives will distort behaviour and increase systemic risk, panellists say
Swap futures have a number of advantages, but OTC instruments will continue to be popular, leading buy-side firms say
Proposals on the margining of uncleared over-the-counter derivatives trades have been revised to dampen the potential liquid impact. But dealers warn the rules are still dangerously pro-cyclical and will lead to huge numbers of disputes. By Matt Cameron...
New proposals on the margining of uncleared derivatives trades could dampen take-up of the standard CSA
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...
Some dealers have started trading under the standard credit support annex, but a requirement in new uncleared margin rules could subject many trades to a haircut, potentially causing a re-think. By Matt Cameron and Nick Sawyer
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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