Today, in the light of the financial crisis, it has become part of the political agenda to strengthen payment, clearing and settlement systems, as well as repositories for data on the trades they process. The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures is the first journal to focus on this exciting and dynamic sector, and aims to bring together a community of contributors from the constituent sectors to analyse financial market infrastructures to further the development of this emerging field.
The journal provides a balanced representation of academic and practitioner focused papers which are dedicated to analysing operational and regulatory effectiveness and efficiency of payment, clearing, settlement, trade repository systems; and the risks they manage, transmit and create.
The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures considers submissions in the form of technical papers and policy-oriented papers (forum discussions), on the following, but not limited to, topics:
- Systemically Important Payment Systems
- Securities Settlement Systems
- Central Counterparties
- Central Securities Depositories
- Trade Repositories
- Settlement Risk and other FMI-related risks including interdependencies
- Infrastructure-Related Systemic Risk
- Network analysis of an FMI
- Critical Service Providers and non-bank payment service providers
- Correspondent banking
- Retail Payment Infrastructures (remote and Point-Of-Sale, ATM, virtual currencies)
- FMI Liquidity and Collateral Management
- Exchanges and Multilateral Trading Platforms
- Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures
- FMI-related standardization and legislation
This paper highlight the key differences between CCPs and banks in terms of roles, risk profiles, balance sheets and systemic characteristics, and the implications of these differences for CCP risk management and regulation.
“Incomplete demutualization” and financial market infrastructure: central counterparty ownership and governance after the crisis of 2008–9
This paper examines risk management governance challenges of the demutualized CCP ownership model and the incentives faced by “incomplete demutualization”, where clearing members remain the ultimate underwriters of CCP default risk.
The authors discuss the incentives created by the structure of CCPs’ default waterfalls, drawing out the role of transparency and governance in ensuring effective incentives.
The paper makes an important contribution to this ongoing dialogue by proposing a set of principles and an analytical framework for calibrating skin-in-the-game contributions.
Central counterparties in crisis: International Commodities Clearing House, New Zealand Futures and Options Exchange and the Stephen Francis Affair
This paper highlights the vulnerability of CCPs to large concentrated positions that may be difficult or impossible to close out.
This Forum contribution shows the reader the lessons that can be learned from one of the few occasions in history when a CCP got into severe difficulty.
The authors investigate interoperability from the perspective of the multilateral netting property of central clearing.
This paper investigates how participants react to major incidents in a payment system, contributing to the literature on payment reaction functions.
The authors study the issue of liquidity provision in the context of payment systems where participating banks have flexibility on the timing of their outgoing payments during the settlement day.
Regulatory and supervisory deference in the context of Australia’s over-the-counter derivative trade reporting and derivative trade repositories regimes
This paper provides an Australian regulatory perspective on the over-the-counter landscape and shows how regulatory deference can play a facilitating role in the cross-border context.
This paper argues that the current international policy measures with respect to central counterparties (CCPs) only partly address the systemic risk posed by CCPs.
Analysis of risk factors in the Korean repo market based on US and European repo market experiences during the global financial crisis
This paper evaluates the Korean repo market in the light of the global financial crisis.
Leo Van Hove investigates a less-cash society from the perspective of a central bank
This paper explores the lines of defense of a central counterparty. The author examines the lines of defence ("the waterfall") of a central counterparty (CCP) inter alia in the context of the requirements set by the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures.
This paper first describes T2 by means of classic network measures. Then, it applies novel methods developed in network theory to uncover two additional features of T2: driver nodes and communities.
This paper studies the intraday liquidity needs of systemically important entities using simulations of the various Colombian financial market infrastructures (FMIs). The paper shows that if liquidity in another FMI (based on the proprietary positions...