Development

Solid foundations – Bridging the transition gap

Phil Whitehurst, head of service development, rates, SwapClear at LCH, explores the potential parallels between forward-looking term Sonia rates and term SOFR rates. He presents his thoughts on the recent announcement of increased powers for the…

Pre-cessation Ibor picture gets clearer

As the derivatives market has accepted the impending transition away from interbank offered rates, attention has turned to how best to manage it. Philip Whitehurst, head of service development, rates at LCH, explores how the clearing house is working…

Smarter trading in a fragmented world

FX Week recently hosted a webinar in partnership with Refinitiv to ask foreign exchange industry leaders to discuss geopolitical challenges, market changes and developments, and evolving technologies, and how they have shaped forex markets in Asia

Initial margin – A regulatory bottleneck

With the recent announcement of an extended preparation period for those smaller entities needing to post initial margin under the uncleared margin rules, the new timetable could cause a bottleneck for firms busy repapering derivatives contracts linked…

The problem with GRC

Boards may care more about products and profits than governance, risk and compliance (GRC). But without an effective GRC programme, the fun soon stops when trouble calls, says Michael Gibbs, chief executive of SureStep Risk + Analytics

Opening the buy-side liquidity pool

Vikash Rughani, business manager at triReduce and triBalance, outlines a new approach enabling buy- and sell-side participants to optimise the transition of legacy Libor over-the-counter swaps contracts to alternative reference rates

The digitisation of legal negotiations and data

In partnership with Risk.net, specialists from AcadiaSoft, Linklaters, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association weighed in on the digitisation of derivatives documentation for a virtual roundtable discussion. Recent innovations, aimed at…

Successfully moving risk software to the cloud

Cloud technologies offer numerous benefits over traditional on-premise deployments. While the rate of adoption in the financial services industry was initially slow, banks and asset managers are now embracing these technologies and moving their…

Lease finance accounting – A new standard

International Financial Reporting Standard 16 came into effect on January 1. The impact of the new standard can be felt across all industries, particularly those that rely heavily on rentals and leasing as part of their core business. A global leader in…

Best CVA practices in Japan

At a recent roundtable in Tokyo, banks and regulators discussed progress on credit valuation adjustment (CVA). While, in many respects, the work towards implementing best practices in the country is on track, challenges remain in resourcing and…

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