Ice Clear Europe launches CDS clearing

Ice Clear Europe, the facility set up by Atlanta-based central counterparty (CCP) IntercontinentalExchange (Ice) for the clearing of European credit default swaps (CDS), has obtained regulatory approval and started clearing operations.

Regulator re-opens speculation debate

At the first of three hearings on possible methods to control oil price speculation today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman called for serious consideration of the need for position limits in energy trading.

Race against the clock for European CDS CCPs

With just two weeks remaining until the European Commission’s deadline for central counterparties (CCPs) to begin clearing credit default swaps (CDSs), two of the competing platforms are still waiting for regulatory approval.

TSE targets Japanese banks for CCP

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is courting domestic financial institutions to become clearing members of its proposed central counterparty (CCP), which it is developing alongside its 86.3%-owned clearing arm, Japan Securities Clearing Corp (JSCC).

Cebs publishes guidelines on liquidity buffers

Financial institutions must hold substantial buffers of liquid assets such as cash to enable them to get through a period of at least one month of liquidity stress, according to new guidelines published by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors …

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