Infrastructure

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

Eurex cuts no Ice

The July 31 deadline for central clearing of credit default swaps in Europe was successfully met by dealers and clearing platforms. Both Eurex and IntercontinentalExchange have launched clearing services in Europe, but take-up for Eurex’s has so far been…

Murky business

A growing number of observers claim activity by some high-frequency trading firms amounts to little more than manipulation. Some people are throwing around words like 'criminals', 'indictments' and 'theft'. Is there any evidence of wrongdoing? Duncan…

Buy-side battle

Central clearing has dominated the agenda of credit derivatives dealers this year. With regulators pushing for buy-side firms to have access to clearing platforms, dealers and clearing houses are finding there is a great deal of work still to be done…

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