Tom Osborn 2023

Tom Osborn

Editor, Risk benchmarking

Tom is Risk.net's benchmarking editor, responsible for editorial projects that help firms measure their performance against one another and share best practice. He was the launch editor of Op Risk Benchmarking, Risk Scenarios and the Quant Finance Master's Guide. He was previously desk editor for Risk.net’s risk management coverage.

Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

Articles by Tom Osborn

Euro swaps flee Sefs

Isda research finds Sef-driven liquidity split, with US dollar volumes growing and others shrinking

Who is Timothy Massad?

He cooks, he’s quiet, he’s confident, and he will cope with everything Wall Street throws at him. That is the picture painted by former colleagues – and adversaries – of the US Treasury Department’s Timothy Massad, probable new chairman at the Commodity…

Sefs not expecting a big bang from Mat spark

As the Sef trading mandate arrives, platforms are primed for a jump in volumes – but with many clients currently avoiding Sefs, it may be a small bang, rather than a big one. Tom Osborn reports

OTFs and Sefs: equivalence in doubt

European legislators are close to finalising their derivatives execution rules, but trading platforms are concerned the OTF framework may be sufficiently different to US Sef rules to scupper any chance of equivalence determinations. By Tom Osborn

Regulators clash on Mifid waivers

Some regulators and brokers have expressed fears that exemptions included in Mifid may mean European rules on trade execution are not equivalent to the US – but a key parliamentarian disagrees

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