Singapore’s central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) gives the green light for new commodity and currency derivatives bourse
Clearing giant LCH.Clearnet strengthens its position in Asia as it looks to seal a number of clearing deals with a raft of exchanges and other market participants
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…
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
A new awareness of the importance of monitoring credit risk alongside market risk has prompted a need for better risk aggregation within energy companies, according to experts
Clearer's plans to create a special membership category for central banks and other sovereigns could undermine CCPs' risk-mutualisation model, rivals claim
Regulators should consider liquidity when deciding which over-the-counter derivatives should be cleared, say market participants
Hedge fund trading activity in US equities is growing in contrast to trades carried out by proprietary trading desks, new research has shown.
EU proposals for fixing the market fragmentation that resulted from the implementation of MIFID has the industry concerned
With an eye to keeping market data costs under control, following its acquisition of Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital launches a new tool
DTCC has acquired Avox in a move set to result in a broad reference data platform
Derivatives clearing is one of the hottest regulatory topics at the moment around the world.
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…
Central counterparties are wrongly perceived as being more expensive than OTC transactions, says a leading economist.
Clearing the way
Accountants condemn a proposal to use IAS 39 as a means to determine whether a derivative has to be cleared through a central counterparty.
Proposals on risk management by CCPs should be more detailed, say participants
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…
Credit fund veteran Mark Okada says Bafin restrictions on short selling have increased market volatility
A 10% move in a stock price would trigger a pause in trading to prevent sudden falls
Instinet's Asia chief executive Glenn Lesko says Hong Kong needs to open up clearing and settlement to allow competing exchanges to operate
Thomson Reuters to acquire carbon emissions information provider Point Carbon
TMA sets up taskforce to examine feasibility of a HK derivatives clearing house