Rule changes have forced firms – including DE Shaw – to stop trading some equities and credit default swaps
Liquidity drained from the sovereign CDS market before the ban took hold this morning – and market-makers are still unsure what they can and cannot do
UBS Securities has been fined $8 million by the SEC for inaccurately recording 'locates' information
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Dealers say regulators have cooked up a pro-cyclical credit value adjustment capital charge that will force them to buy increasing amounts of protection in an illiquid market, regardless of changes in counterparty credit. The impact will be felt by uncollateralised...
Fine from Finra is latest indicator of UBS's control and supervisory issues
The new rules are "another instance of the authorities blaming the wrong people and imposing the wrong policies", says Cass's Ian Marsh
Dealers say volumes have been light as market participants try to work out scope of bans – with confusion arising on index trades and the geographic reach of the rules
Regulators need to protect markets from "rumours and false information" say bans' supporters
Some politicians and regulators in Europe have suggested restrictions on the short selling of government bonds and credit default swaps referenced to those securities. Hans Blommestein, Ahmet Keskinler and Carrick Lucas at the OECD argue such a move could...
European Parliament proposal will increase volatility in borrowing costs, claim debt managers
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.
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