Infrastructure

Saying no to algos

A number of banks have launched algorithmic trading systems for foreign exchange, intended to provide more efficient execution for clients. But some question whether algorithmic models are actually needed in the highly liquid foreign exchange market. By…

Clearing dilemma for CCPs

Dealers have made progress towards clearing swaths of the over-the-counter derivatives market. But market participants are likely to have to clear more awkward products to satisfy regulators’ demands. Mark Pengelly investigates

Data spikes pose problems for risk management

Recent crises have drummed home that banks need to calculate risk exposures in as close to real time as possible. To do that, risk managers need to process huge amounts of data, but current systems often lack the capability. How can banks address this…

Asia plays catch-up on CCPs

While European and US regulators blaze a trail in over-the-counter derivatives reform, Asian supervisors have been much more circumspect. Some are now exploring the use of central clearing but many are still wrestling with how best to implement it. Matt…

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