OTC derivatives

The impact of margin requirements for non-cleared OTC derivatives on the fund management industry

To help fund managers understand what is required of them, and how prepared they are by comparison with their peers, the Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has published in the form of a White Paper an analysis of the results of a survey it conducted in the closing months of last year.

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2016

To Clear or not to Clear?

Feature
08 Jul, 2015

European pension funds enjoy a temporary exemption from the rigours of mandatory clearing of their OTC derivatives. That exemption could stretch to 2018 but a growing number reckon the costs and risks of delay now outweigh the costs and risks of clearing at a central counterparty. Why?

Skin in the game at CCPs

The announcement by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) that it is to infuse a chunk of its own capital into some of its default funds across the world is welcome news as a growing percentage of the notional $700 trillion over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is pushed onto centralised clearing houses (CCPs) as mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act in the US and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

SunGard claims derivatives clearing utility will save clearing brokers from margin squeeze

A new industry utility is being launched by SunGard for post-trade futures and cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives operations.

Posted on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Operations

European regulators advise CCPs to review their TLAC processes

The European Commission and other global regulators are assessing the options by which to deal with the failure of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP).

Posted on: 04 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

TriOptima unveils product to assist firms in pairing of reported OTC instruments under EMIR

TriOptima has announced that its triResolve service, a portfolio reconciliation tool, could help financial insti

Posted on: 24 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Regulators must take preventative not reactive approach to mitigate CCP failures

Global regulators and financial institutions should focus on preventative rather than reactive measures to mitigate the knock-on effects of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) running into difficulty if one of its clearing members defaults

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Clearing brokers retreating from delegated reporting

Clearing brokers are likely to retreat from providing buy-side clients with delegated reporting services for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) as required under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation

Posted on: 07 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

EU regulators must learn lessons from EMIR when implementing SFT rules

EU regulators should learn from the experiences of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and apply single sided reporting when it introduces reporting requirements for securities financing transactions (SFTs), the Alternative Invest

Posted on: 02 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Clearing members increasingly reporting under EMIR for buy-side clients

Clearing members are increasingly reporting over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) to trade repositories under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on behalf of their buy-s

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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