FTT will increase hedging costs for energy companies and deter them from trading with financial counterparties, firms say
Pototschnig dismisses concerns of energy firms over European Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency
As market-makers lose their risk-taking capacity, one technology start-up argues the answer is to aggregate both liquidity and information. By Tom Newton
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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In spite of attempts to impose commodity position limits in Europe and the US, a fierce battle continues to rage over whether speculation in oil is responsible for high prices and volatility. David Wigan reviews some of the arguments
Mifid II is set to impose position limits for commodity derivatives, but recent drafts are sowing confusion over who will be responsible for setting them, writes Jay Maroo
Many European hedge funds count as US persons under proposed cross-border guidance from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission – potentially forcing them to comply with trading rules on both sides of the Atlantic. That looks impossible. Lukas Becker...
Gazprom's UK-based trading subsidiary is hoping not to be hit by a clearing requirement - but has been doing its sums just in case, the company's treasurer, Michael Kawski, tells Lukas Becker
Market-makers will be uncomfortable taking on less liquid trades if instant reporting is required, warns a panel at Isda's European conference
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.