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SwapClear reports reduction in notional outstanding in OTC IR derivs  

November 28, 2014

Even though SwapClear reports record cleared volumes, because of compression, achieved through SwapClear’s proprietary and third-party TriOptima compression service, it also reports its first annual net reduction in gross notional outstanding.


European plea on bank capital to fall on deaf ears  

November 27, 2014

Global regulators meeting next week will not heed European calls to ease bank capital charges to help finance the region's flagging economy, sources close to the situation said, a stance that could prompt the EU to take unilateral action.


Trade Group Calls for More Resilience and Transparency of Clearinghouses  

November 27, 2014

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association said firms like CME Group Inc., LCH Clearnet Group Ltd. and other clearinghouse operators must take steps to reveal more about their business risks and set aside more cash reserves.


Stronger Basel III showing by megas  

November 26, 2014

The largest U.S. banks reported higher Basel III capital levels in the third quarter. On a median basis, the 12 banks reporting Basel III capital levels under the advanced approaches framework in 2014 saw improvement in all three capital ratios—CET1 ratio, Tier 1 capital ratio, and total risk-based ratio—as of Sept. 30.


ISDA Releases Principles on CCP Recovery, Risk Mitigation  

November 26, 2014

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has announced the publication of essential principles on both the adequacy and structure of central counterparty (CCP) loss-absorbing resources.


‘Basel III hit is likely on Qatar banking industry’  

November 25, 2014

Banking industry in Qatar will be one of the “hardest hit” by the stringent Basel III capital norms, which is expected to put brakes on the Middle Eastern lenders’ growth.


Russian market participants to be able to report OTC transactions with European Counterparties via NSD Repository  

November 25, 2014

NSD Russia’s central securities depository, a systemically important repository in the Russian market, and CME European Trade Repository Limited (ETR), the ESMA registered and regulated UK-based trade repository that is part of the multi-jurisdictional CME Global Repository Services at CME Group have announced the initiation of cooperative activities. 


“Woefully inadequate” CCPs could pose major systemic risk  

November 25, 2014

Despite the G20 plans put in place since the financial crisis, CCPs are still vulnerable to unforeseen risks and could put the whole financial system in jeopardy in the event of a catastrophic default, according to senior financial services executives speaking in London today.


Wall Street group to challenge Dodd-Frank risk retention rules  

November 25, 2014

A Wall Street trade group said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit to strike down a new rule that requires banks to retain some risk on their books when they securitize loans, saying the rule could stifle crucial financing to certain companies.


FIA Global requests segregated margin be excluded from Basel III capital requirements  

November 24, 2014

FIA Global sent a letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision this week urging the committee to consider how segregated margin is treated in the leverage calculations that determine bank capital requirements.

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