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Trade reporting uncertainty raises “multiple problems”  

April 30, 2014

Nearly three months after the European Commission’s 12 February deadline for trade reporting, market participants are still not ready to report their derivative trades and serious problems remain with understanding the rules.

 

Global Swap Regulators Holding Closed-Door Talks With Industry  

April 30, 2014

Global regulators are holding closed-door meetings with financial industry representatives to discuss derivatives rules that banks have sought to curb, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

 

Banks’ Overseas Swaps Moves Drawing CFTC Attention  

April 28, 2014

The main U.S. derivatives regulator has begun monitoring the latest effort by Wall Street banks to avoid U.S. swap-trading restrictions by restructuring their overseas trading divisions, an official at the agency said.

 

Banks eye SPVs to ease capital pain  

April 28, 2014

Bankers are dusting down off-balance sheet trading vehicles known as derivatives product companies (DPCs) in a bid to lower the costs associated with running swaps businesses under Basel III leverage and capital rules.

 

UOB Indonesia to set Basel template  

April 28, 2014

Bank UOB Indonesia is set to issue the country’s first Basel III-compliant subordinated bond in a long-awaited move that promises to set a template for other local banks.

 

ABS industry pins hopes on ECB repo criteria for rules relief  

April 28, 2014

Analysts seem to agree that there is no easy way around the differentiation of sound, premium-quality ABS from more opaque structures as the preliminary step in any regulatory relief, and so promote the ECB's criteria as the basis for cherry-picking assets.

 

Integrating risk and finance: the technology is ready, are you?  

April 28, 2014

Regulators now insist that large financial institutions are capable of monitoring and managing their risks in a timely manner and on an enterprise-wide basis.

 

BOJ says 90 percent of banks taking on more risk post-QE  

April 24, 2014

"Financial institutions have reduced investment in domestic bonds, especially Japanese government bonds (JGBs), while increasing investment in relatively high-risk assets such as loans," the central bank said in a semi-annual report analysing Japan's financial system.

 
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Collateral optimisation strategies come to the fore  

April 24, 2014

Almost a year on from the start of mandatory central clearing in the US, buyside funds are shifting their attentions towards optimising their collateral functions to alleviate the burden of posting billions of dollars worth of margin against cleared derivatives trades.

 

Coen appointed secretary general of Basel banking committee  

April 24, 2014

William Coen has been appointed secretary general of the Basel Committee, a body of global banking regulators, which is phasing in tougher capital requirements for lenders in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis.

 
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