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The latest BIS triennial survey shows the UK has strengthened its grip on the FX market, while USD/JPY has seen a strong increase in trading activity
Final WGMR rules allow collateral on uncleared derivatives to be rehypothecated under strict conditions, but lawyers say they are unclear on how the rules will work in practice
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Just over half of dealer respondents to a Risk survey believe post-crisis rules are constraining their ability to make markets
Dealers are looking to consolidate desks that manage adjustments for credit, debit and funding valuation
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Proposed revisions appear to catch back-to-back trades that are used to get exposure into European CCPs
Final rules on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives are expected within weeks, including a long-awaited exemption for forex swaps and forwards
Temporary rules for portfolio margining by clients are set to expire in December. Hedge funds say they will stay on the sidelines until they know what happens next
A change in CFTC rules could lead to clearing members having to increase default fund contributions at CME and other US CCPs
HM Revenue & Customs "does not wish to discourage" client clearing business, which is caught by UK balance sheet tax
Eleven CCPs say they will apply to Esma for approval – sparing European members a capital hit – but Canada's CDCC has no plans to go through the process
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.