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Central Bank of Ireland urges EU and US to harmonise regulatory reports  

September 29, 2014

Regulators in the US and EU need to harmonise the data sets and methodologies required for filing Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Form PF, and even push this issue to the G20, according to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).


U.S., Europe Hit Impasse Over Rules on Derivatives  

September 26, 2014

U.S. and European policy makers have hit a snag in their postcrisis efforts to coordinate on international rules for derivatives, which played a central role in the 2008 meltdown.


Quantifi announces new speakers for 2014 London Risk Conference  

September 26, 2014

New speakers have been announced for Quantifi's 2014 Risk Conference, Dynamics Driving the OTC Markets.

Joining the current lineup of Deutsche Bank, ISDA, Nomura, Lloyds, Unicredit, Blackrock and ACI, are Eurex Clearing, AXA-IM and JPS Credit Opportunities.


CFTC Commissioner calls for cross-border reset  

September 25, 2014

Five years to the day after international regulators agreed on a sweeping framework for the reform of global financial markets following the 2008 crisis, US and EU regulators are still struggling to synchronise reform efforts for the over-the-counter derivatives market.


FSB looks to gather global OTC trade repository data  

September 23, 2014

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has called on industry bodies to develop guidance on the harmonisation of OTC derivatives data, as regulators look to get a global, aggregated view of information stored in trade repositories.


Regulators Weigh Delay for Separating Banks’ Swaps Units  

September 23, 2014

U.S. banks may get another year to shift some swaps trading from their government-insured units as regulators respond to demands to give them more time, according to two people familiar with the talks.


CFTC Seeking Comment on Overseas Impact in Swap-Collateral Rules  

September 19, 2014

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has released revised collateral rules for swaps traded directly between banks, manufacturers and other firms while seeking comment on how to apply the regulations overseas.


CFTC Loosens Restrictions on Some Swaps  

September 18, 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission took steps to ease postcrisis restrictions on government-owned electric companies and other utilities amid complaints new rules would make it harder to hedge against shifts in energy prices and other business risks.


Australia strengthens its FX trading ties with Asia Pacific with MOU on trade repositories  

September 18, 2014

Whilst American trade repositories seek recognition in Europe in order to serve London’s requirements post-EMIR, ASIC signs an MOU with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to allow bilateral use of trade repositories between the two nations, a clear hint toward Australia’s APAC aspirations.


Asian bond sales smash 2013 record  

September 15, 2014

With more than a quarter of 2014 remaining, Asian issuers have already sold more bonds in dollars, euros and yen this year than ever before, taking advantage of easy monetary policies to lock in financing at low fixed rates.

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