Dealing with CCP proliferation

A variety of clearing houses are emerging in Asia – in some cases, backed by domestic clearing requirements for local currency derivatives. That poses some difficult questions for participants active across the region. Should they sign up to all of them…

Sefs find liquidity comes at a cost

Banks have been reluctant to pick winners and losers from the array of new derivatives trading platforms being set up, but with Citi and Morgan Stanley taking equity stakes in two venues at the end of last year, it looks like some dealers are finally…

Sefs: Dead on arrival?

Bloomberg is threatening to sue the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission over uneven margin rules that it fears will drive the market away from swaps and into new futures contracts. Peter Madigan reports

Futurisation debate shifts to block trading rules

Different block trading thresholds for economically equivalent swaps and futures could hand exchanges a decisive advantage in the ongoing futurisation fight. But some market participants argue the disparity is fair, as do some regulators. Joe Rennison…

JSCC to start client clearing by March 2014

Japan’s over-the-counter derivatives clearing house will soon allow member banks to offer client clearing and it also plans to merge with another domestic clearing house, according to a senior official.

Extraterritorial clash continues for clearing houses

While the Group of 20 nations want to see progress with financial regulatory reforms, individual authorities around the world are reluctant to relinquish domestic sovereignty over standards for central counterparties. Luke Clancy reports

Special report: Collateral

The changing regulatory climate has transformed collateral management from a necessary if unglamorous part of the back office to a fundamental strand of firms’ risk management requirements

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