Despite hard-won exemptions, corporates should consider the pros and cons of clearing, according to panellists at an ACT event - but treasurers remain unconvinced
On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama launched a new initiative aimed at curbing speculation in energy markets, arguing that it would help ease the pain of high gasoline prices. He urged Congress to give the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...
Trio of rules - on liquidity, clearing and margin for uncleared trades - will hoover up vast amounts of collateral, market participants fear
Ever heard of the WGMR?
A stay of execution
Out of the clear?
Each and everyone
The road ahead
A hammer to crack a nut, or a chance for everybody to win? Buy-side panellists disagree on the merits of central clearing
Dealers are concerned that intra-day margin call guidelines, which they claim could drain up to $500 billion from financial markets, could make it into final CPSS/Iosco principles
Dealers will be able to cross-margin interest rate swaps, and eurodollar and Treasury futures, from May
US regulations on mandatory clearing and uncleared margin could put US dealers at a competitive disadvantage in Europe, says EIB
In depth: segregation introduction
Esma could take key risk management decisions out of the hands of CCPs, according to new discussion paper on the technical standards required by European clearing rules
Eurex Clearing plans to be the first OTC clearer to offer full segregation of collateral when it launches in March - demand has risen since MF Global collapse
Addressing the challenges of central clearing for the buy side
Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act is based on a misperception of OTC derivatives, says acting OCC head - who also acknowledged criticism of US uncleared margin proposals
Risk awards 2012
New report calls for debt offices to weigh the pros and cons of two-way collateral and clearing
HK margin rules on uncleared swaps should include exemptions, say market participants
Compliance is key
Pushed to the margins
The cross-product margining maze