Asia Risk - Asia Risk December 2011 / January 2012


SFC: wrestling with local versus international

The comment period for the joint Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) consultation paper on the regulatory regime for OTC derivatives closed on November 30. SFC chief executive Ashley Alder and executive…

The dollar dominance dispute

Disputes over the valuation of collateralised derivatives trades have pushed the industry to develop a new standard credit support annex. A solution has been proposed – but some Asian banks have raised concerns about the dominant role given to the US…

Asia’s opinions on Basel III

The Basel Committee has published rules on the capitalisation of bank CCP exposures and global Sifis in recent months. It will now monitor how the rules are implemented, and tweak calibrations where necessary. Asia Risk talks to a selection of leading…

New Zealand: a step in the right direction

A new draft version of New Zealand’s Financial Markets Conduct Bill was published for consultation in August. The bill provides greater clarity than the previous draft and removes uncertainty – but some further tweaks are needed, says Cindy Leiw of Isda

Asia Risk 2011 interdealer rankings: Dealers

The eurozone crisis has been the main driver of Asian markets in recent months, and with concerns about a possible break-up of the euro growing, end-users have been reluctant to invest. In what has been a tricky environment for dealers, market…

HK OTC rules add to cross-border concerns

The Securities and Futures Commission and Hong Kong Monetary Authority released a joint consultation on their plans to overhaul OTC derivatives regulation in October. But how will the rules fit with the patchwork of legislation drawn up elsewhere? And…

Asia Risk 2011 interdealer rankings: Brokers

The eurozone debt crisis has hit volumes in the interdealer market, with brokers reporting a significant drop-off in recent months. Despite the change in market dynamics, the top brokers in the region remain the same as last year, with Icap taking top…

Countdown to the G-20 deadline

Just 12 months to go until all standardised OTC derivatives are supposed to be cleared through CCPs – but meeting that deadline everywhere looks unlikely

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