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
Participants warn against one solution for all asset classes
Regulators have pushed hard to ensure buy-side firms are able to access central counterparties since the crisis began. But despite the launch of several new services, very few buy-side participants are actually using them. By Mark Pengelly
Proposed standards for central counterparties clearing over-the-counter derivatives will be published in May, tackling contentious issues such as governance, margin practices and default management. Dealers are anxious to ensure the standards are…
Uncertainty over the final shape of regulatory reform is reportedly making buy-side firms wary of committing to central clearing.
Clearing houses could cause large losses for their members if they don't put limits on portfolio allocation, dealers think.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is staking its claim to become the de facto offshore settlement centre for renminbi amid expectations the Chinese currency will one day usurp the greenback as the dominant medium of exchange in the region. But there are…
An SEC proposal targets high-frequency trading and fund managers in particular.
The EC says its seat on the steering committee will help keep global regulation coherent.
Algorithmic trading was once the preserve of the equity market, but is winding its way into foreign exchange trading. However, some question whether these services can be properly provided by dealers acting as principal. By John Ferry