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Pairing of OTCs by trade repositories unlikely anytime soon  

August 28, 2014

The bulk of inter-trade repository over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions will not be paired any-time soon, although it will be substantially easier to reconcile exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) as mandated under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).


Less is more as market evolves  

August 27, 2014

For years running up to the 2008 crisis, over-the-counter swap dealers and clearing houses boasted of growing notionals in their derivatives books as a way to exhibit their trading and risk management prowess. That the ballooning numbers also served to inflate the perceived importance of the OTC derivatives market was simply a pleasant by-product.


Banks push for delay to introduction of derivatives rules  

August 22, 2014

The international banking industry has asked regulators for more time to implement derivatives rules that could add $800 billion (482 billion pounds) to the global financial industry's cost of doing business, people familiar with the matter said.


Brazil overhauls derivatives market  

August 21, 2014

Brazil’s BM&F Bovespa exchange has begun a major new project to bring all of its four clearing houses onto a single technology platform. Billed as the “world’s largest clearing project”, the Brazilian derivatives market – one of the world’s largest – has been moved first.


Basel III offers chance for Islamic banks to ‘boost capitalisation, liquidity management’  

August 20, 2014

The new norms are likely to address some of the industry’s long-standing weaknesses, particularly the lack of high quality liquid assets (HQLA). The new capital buffers may also make the Islamic finance industry more resilient to the cyclical nature of its operations.


Buy-side struggling to report collateral of transactions according to new report  

August 19, 2014

One year has passed since the finalization of the entirely overhauled rulings on OTC Derivatives in North America, with the CFTC and SEC having ended three years of consultation, bureaucracy and Senate meetings.


Fight Brews on Changes That Affect Derivatives  

August 15, 2014

Financial regulators are pushing for an arcane but crucial modification to the contracts that stand behind the $700 trillion global market for derivatives. The change is part of the regulators’ efforts to avoid the sort of systemic chaos that occurred after Lehman Brothers crashed.


Quantifi & Deloitte SA Webinar: IFRS 13 - CVA, DVA, FVA and the Implications on Hedge Accounting  

August 13, 2014

Date: 27th August, 2014

Time: 14.00 BST /  09.00 EDT / 15.00 SAST

Areas Covered: Challenges and Implications of Measuring Financial Instruments Under IFRS13, Fair Value Adjustments - CVA, DVA, FVA...


EMIR trade reporting deadline takes effect – but where are the standards?  

August 13, 2014

New European rules that require banks, brokers and clients to report their daily market positions and collateral values to trade repositories came into effect this week. But European regulator ESMA made no clarification about models, leaving the question of how to report up to the market. 


ISDA Research Study - Dispelling Myths: End-User Activity in OTC Derivatives  

August 13, 2014

There is a perception among some commentators that only a small fraction of derivatives activity relates to hedging that benefits the 'real economy'. This analysis from ISDA challenges that assumption. 

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