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Deutsche Bank veteran takes charge of European fixed income at BAML; new global head of forex at Goldman; Maguire to lead SwapClear globally; Natixis appoints new equity derivatives sales head; Hoggett to head investment bank supervision at FCA
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Missing trade and entity identifiers mean up to 60% of derivatives trades reported under the Emir regime cannot be paired with their corresponding halves, say trade repositories
Firms need to engage with data providers well in advance of Solvency II implementation to ensure compliance by January 1, 2016
Insurance companies and pension funds absent from JFSA plans
Insurers' appetite for investments in infrastructure and property is expected to fall following announcements in the UK Budget that are seen as damaging to their annuity business
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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