FSB: work needed on consistent data standards

Public- and private-sector experts have worked hard over the past three years to develop the framework for a global legal entity identifier system, but more effort is needed to create consistent data standards for financial instruments and transactions,…

OTFs and Sefs: equivalence in doubt

European legislators are close to finalising their derivatives execution rules, but trading platforms are concerned the OTF framework may be sufficiently different to US Sef rules to scupper any chance of equivalence determinations. By Tom Osborn

Regulators clash on Mifid waivers

Some regulators and brokers have expressed fears that exemptions included in Mifid may mean European rules on trade execution are not equivalent to the US – but a key parliamentarian disagrees

Pooled funds in clearing limbo

Pension funds will not have to clear in Europe until at least mid-2015, but what about the vehicles some use to scale up their hedging transactions? As things stand, lawyers are giving different answers – and the industry wants regulators to clarify the…

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