Today, in the light of the financial crisis, it has become part of the political agenda to strengthen payment, clearing and settlement systems, as well as repositories for data on the trades they process. The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures is the first journal to focus on this exciting and dynamic sector, and aims to bring together a community of contributors from the constituent sectors to analyse financial market infrastructures to further the development of this emerging field.
The journal provides a balanced representation of academic and practitioner-focused papers which are dedicated to analysing operational and regulatory effectiveness and efficiency of payment, clearing, settlement, trade repository systems; and the risks they manage, transmit and create.
The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures considers submissions in the form of technical papers and policy-oriented papers (forum discussions), on topics including, but not limited to:
- Systemically Important Payment Systems
- Securities Settlement Systems
- Central Counterparties
- Central Securities Depositories
- Trade Repositories
- Settlement Risk and other FMI-related risks including interdependencies
- Infrastructure-Related Systemic Risk
- Network analysis of an FMI
- Critical Service Providers and non-bank payment service providers
- Correspondent banking
- Retail Payment Infrastructures (remote and Point-Of-Sale, ATM, virtual currencies)
- FMI Liquidity and Collateral Management
- Exchanges and Multilateral Trading Platforms
- Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures
- FMI-related standardization and legislation
The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures has been selected for coverage in the Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index.
One for my baby (and one more for the road): incentives, default waterfalls and central counterparty skin-in-the-game
In this paper, the authors argue that both for-profit central counterparties and their clearing members should contribute to the default waterfall, with a CCP’s two contributions coming directly before and directly after the tranche of clearing member…
The absence of evidence and the evidence of absence: an algorithmic approach for identifying operational outages in TARGET2
This paper implements an algorithmic approach to identify participants’operational outages based on transaction data.
This paper examines how DLT can be used in the area of PCS, and identifies both the opportunities and challenges associated with its long-term implementation and adoption.
This paper investigates how financial market participants respond to risk mutualization implemented by a CCP using assessments after a large credit loss.
This paper identifies the determinants behind the dynamics of the real-time settlement payment system in Mexico, SPEI, during the period January 2005–December 2015.
FMIC 2 special issue introduction: a policy view on developments in the field of financial market infrastructures
This introductory article positions these papers and speeches within the context of the wider conference proceedings of the Financial Market Infrastructure Conference II: New Thinking in a New Era, including insights from the panel sessions and…
The paper is the text of a keynote address by Marc Bayle de Jessé presented at the conference.
This paper examines the impact of market structure and payment assumptions on the fragility of various networks.
This paper describes the current policy for recovery and resolution of CCPs and assesses the tool kit for resolution of them.
This paper is the text of a keynote address by Charles M. Kahn, presented at the Financial Market Infrastructure Conference II: New Thinking in a New Era.
The authors conduct a head-to-head comparison of central and bilateral clearing to evaluate the impact of market structure on market stability.
This paper contributes to the literature on the recovery and resolution of central counterparties (CCPs) by exploring the key components of the recent European legislative proposal on the recovery and resolution of CCPs, its main differences with the…
This paper studies tiering in the case of a national payment system in an emerging economy: the large-value payment system Sistemas de Cuentas de Depósito (CUD, the Spanish acronym for the Deposit Accounts System) operated by the Colombian central bank.
In this paper, the authors answer three questions about the appropriate allocation of nondefault losses at central counterparties.
Estimating “hedge and auction” liquidation costs in central counterparties: a closeout risk approach
This paper shows how the closeout risk framework can be extended to realistically represent and simulate the potential outcomes of “hedge and auction” default management policies currently implemented by several major central counterparties.
This paper is meant to serve as a comparison of the approaches and margin models employed by CCPs.
This paper discusses the different approaches to incorporating market liquidity risk within a CCP’s default waterfall and the challenges that these approaches pose.
This paper presents a new approach to parameter selection based on the statistical properties of the worst loss over a margin period of risk estimated by the margin model under scrutiny.
This paper proposes a performance test based on empirical similarity that would account for margin shortfall, procyclicality and efficiency in a single score.
This paper presents a clearinghouse framework to establish initial margin requirements for portfolios of credit default swap instruments.