The CME Icebreaker

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched a clearing service for credit default swaps on December 15, with several major dealers and buy-side firms as founding members. Will it capture market share from rival IntercontinentalExchange? By Alastair Marsh

Clearing up

Roger Liddell, chief executive of LCH.Clearnet, talks to Alexander Campbell

A Firms hand

Lou Eccleston, executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services, talks to Alexander Campbell

Positioning repositories

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic agree on the need for trade repositories to aid the monitoring of systemic risk. But there is a difference of opinion on where these repositories should be based, leading to the possibility that multiple trade…

Moral hazards for CCPs

Derivatives practitioners fear the political push for central clearing of standardised contracts could create a moral hazard, as clearing platforms might compromise their risk management standards to create a more competitive service. How are regulators…

Jockeying for position

A slew of market participants are hoping regulatory scrutiny of the derivatives industry will enable them to gain new footholds in the derivatives clearing and settlement value chain. Georgina Lee reports

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