EU snub to clearing carve-out hurts optimisation efforts
Forcing firms to clear risk-reducing trades would squeeze collateral and potentially hike liquidity risk, dealers warn
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…
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
50 billion: The new magic number for initial margin rules
OTC infrastructure service of the year: TriOptima
Risk Awards 2015: TriReduce to the rescue
In-depth introduction: Leverage ratio
Banks are under pressure to reduce the gross value of their derivatives portfolios, spurring greater use of bilateral compression exercises - and tougher standards in the US could put banks there under more pressure than their peers. By Lukas Becker
Bilateral compression takes off as banks tackle leverage
It used to mean the tearing-up of perfectly matching trades, but compression has become something bolder and more ambitious in recent months – at the same time, it has also become more confusing, and smaller banks fear they may have the wool pulled over…
Risk 25 firms of the future: TriOptima
In the balance
TriOptima run eliminates $880 billion in surplus CDS
Five software runs conducted this month by the Scandinavian service company TriOptima have resolved $880 billion in outstanding single-name and index credit default swaps (CDS).
TriOptima opens New York office
Stockholm-based technology firm TriOptima has opened a New York office and hired Susan Hinko as managing director of TriOptima North America.
TriOptima to use Markit's Red database
TriOptima, a Swedish technology firm specialising in tear-ups of unwanted over-the-counter swaps from counterparties’ portfolios, has teamed up with Markit to use its reference entity database (Red).
TriOptima terminates €420 billion in rate swaps
The delayed first run of TriOptima’s swap tear-up service, TriReduce, eliminated 7,880 euro-denominated interest rate swaps with a notional value of €420 billion – or about a fifth of the notional value of the credit derivatives market.
TriOptima’s swap tear-up service readies for March launch
TriReduce, an interest rate swaps tear-up service developed by Stockholm-headquartered TriOptima, may start its first run in late March, following a delay of about three months due to documentation and technology hook-up issues.