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OTC derivative reporting rules relaxed  

February 27, 2015

Following industry consultation on ASIC’s proposed revisions to the rules, which require the mandatory trade reporting of OTC derivatives (CP 221), the regulator has made changes to the rules to make them easier to comply with.


The EBA advises the European Commission on Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) risk  

February 27, 2015

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the European Commission on several aspects related to the calculation of own funds requirements for Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) risk.


TABB Group sees first-mover advantage in innovation and migration for firms in coming post-Dodd-Frank period  

February 26, 2015

While the past several years of regulatory uncertainty have frustrated, if not left, the derivatives industry treading water, capital markets research firm TABB Group, in new research, believes the coming post-Dodd-Frank period portends to be a watershed moment in innovation and migration for many capital markets firms.


Factbox: Global push for bank rules eyes finishing line  

February 26, 2015

As the banking crisis fades in memory, only to be replaced by a lingering economic slowdown, governments have lost interest in financial reform despite warnings from experts that dangers remain.


EU's top court to rule on ECB challenge to UK clearing on March 4  

February 23, 2015

The EU's top court rules next month on a battle between the European Central Bank and Britain whose outcome could reduce London's role as the bloc's top financial centre, lawyers said.


The Riskiest Systemically Important Bank? JPMorgan Chase  

February 19, 2015

JPMorgan Chase poses the greatest risk to the financial system if it were to fail, followed by Citigroup, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.


FCA places wholesale OTC derivatives market under the microscope  

February 19, 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today announced plans to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking to assess whether competition in the sector is working properly.


What's Causing the Delays in New OTC Derivatives Rules?  

February 18, 2015

The 18-month-long stalemate between regulators in the US and the European Union (EU) continues to hobble clearing operations in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, raising costs and risk for buyside firms and increasing concentration levels among remaining central counterparties (CCPs). Traders spoke with Virginie O'Shea, senior analyst at Aite Group, and asked her what the dangers were and when—or if—the market can expect a resolution.


Asian bank capital: keeping it local  

February 16, 2015

Asian financial institutions will continue to raise capital this year in order to meet the upcoming Basel III deadline in 2019, fortifying their balance sheets as they go.


CHF Crisis Heat Pushes Prime Brokers to Increase Trading Costs  

February 16, 2015

Trading costs are believed to be on the rise for currency traders as providers address their associated risks.

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