Swap futures have a number of advantages, but OTC instruments will continue to be popular, leading buy-side firms say
New proposals on the margining of uncleared derivatives trades could dampen take-up of the standard CSA
This webinar on September 17th looks at the challenges of GRC, key trends, motives for improvement, future investments, and obstacles that banks and other financial institutions face in trying to improve and integrate their risk management strategy
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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 ...
Forthcoming Sef rules will not address margin concerns raised by Bloomberg
A difference in margin approach between swaps and futures may mean the latter are not assessed on their level of riskiness
Greater use of capital and collateral to mitigate all risks relating to foreign exchange trading is crucial, warns head of financial market infrastructure at the New York Fed
Australian domestic clearing house hoping to use lower margin costs as a means to win market share
Secretary general of Iosco confirms that further work is needed to assess the economic impact of margin requirements for uncleared derivatives
While the idea behind a maturity threshold for forex collateral requirements makes sense to regulators, FSA speaker at FX Week Europe recognises the industry's opposition
Proposed rules could result in relatively vanilla forex products attracting disproportionate margin and capital requirements, says BoE FX division head
Buy-side firms argue new regulations will create a collateral squeeze – despite claims by a Bank of England official that the fears are overplayed
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.