The new Sef trading regime came into force on October 2, but a flurry of last-minute no-action letters has left platforms confused – and there is no one at the CFTC to answer their questions. Peter Madigan...
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Detroit and its dealers have an agreement that could allow the city to exit its swaps at just 75% of fair value, but bond insurers want to see the deal killed off in court. Joe Rennison reports
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Before European banks can apply lighter capital requirements to trades cleared elsewhere, the relevant central counterparty needs to be approved by the European Securities and Markets Authority. Dozens of venues globally now have less than a month to...
Disparate – but intimately related – adjustments to derivatives prices are being put under one umbrella by some dealers, uniting counterparty risk, funding, collateral and capital management in one super-desk. That frightens some treasurers, who see...
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