Clinging to collateral
Clearer's plans to create a special membership category for central banks and other sovereigns could undermine CCPs' risk-mutualisation model, rivals claim
Senator's letter fails to assuage end-user concerns over non-cleared swaps
Reform bill ambiguity means end-users might have to post margin even if they don't clear swaps.
A paper detailing alternative approaches to posting independent amount is expected to be jointly published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the Managed Funds Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association...
Following the losses suffered in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September, hedge funds are increasingly looking to place initial margin with bankruptcy-remote third-party custodians. But prime brokers are staunchly refusing to surrender...
In a speech today to the Westminster & City Twentieth Anniversary life insurance conference, the Financial Services Authority's John Tiner sought to clarify a letter, released last Friday, that relaxed the solvency regime for UK life assurers.