Editor, Risk management
Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net’s risk management coverage, overseeing a team of journalists based in New York, London and Hong Kong.
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.
Five years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the chaos that followed is now being erased from some value-at-risk models – and clearing houses do not agree on how to prop up their margin requirements. By Tom Osborn
The surprise decision by the Federal Reserve last month not to scale back its quantitative easing programme will create more volatility, says economist
Senior MEP says officials from US and Europe only recognised dangers of Sef rules footnote in recent weeks
Forward guidance alone is of little use from a liquidity planning point of view, conference hears
Pension schemes are sitting on a huge amount of longevity risk, and capital markets investors could provide a home for this exposure. It looks like a tempting opportunity for bank intermediaries – but many dealers have tried and failed. Tom Osborn reports
New London-based platform has buy-side fans, but no publicly declared backing from market-makers
A change in CFTC rules could lead to clearing members having to increase default fund contributions at CME and other US CCPs
Pension funds look for alternatives to OTC inflation swaps, as clearing services remain on the drawing board
Only two FCMs are currently offering margin offsets between interest rate swaps and futures at CME
Early users of CME’s deliverable swap futures contracts fear the products will be taxed as loans in some situations. And with features of those contracts being used in other new instruments, it could become an issue for the entire industry. Tom Osborn…
Esma acknowledges industry concerns over delegated reporting provisions and confirms it is considering a one-year delay
Committee may introduce new floors on internal model outputs, after a report on RWAs for credit risk in the banking book found wide variations in bank practices
Key CFTC ruling on scope of Dodd-Frank will arrive "very, very close" to July 12 expiry of current exemptive relief, Wetjen warns - and may not be finalised before that date
Substituted compliance unlikely to work without a global body to settle disputes, says Iosco secretary-general
Tax liability could send CCPs "directly into insolvency" warn Czech officials in leaked document