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European Commission proposes changes to EMIR derivatives rules

May 11, 2017

The European Commission has proposed reforms to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to create "simpler and more proportionate rules" for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

China banking regulator to tighten rules on lenders' derivative trading

November 28, 2016

China's banking regulator has drafted rules that will require lenders to tighten risk management in derivatives trading, a business the watchdog said has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Lenders must set up sound policies and procedures in dealing with risks stemming from derivative trading, and must include counterparty credit risk management, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) said on its website on Monday.

Derivatives traders forced to provide $27bn collateral post-Brexit

November 17, 2016

Derivatives traders were forced to stump up tens of billions of dollars the day after Britain’s vote for Brexit to cover volatile price movements, testing the foundations of the market’s post-financial crisis architecture. Five of the largest clearing houses in the world demanded $27bn in additional collateral across derivatives products on June 24, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the main US derivatives regulator.

Deutsche Bank Said to Review Its Valuations of Inflation Swaps

October 26, 2016

Deutsche Bank AG is reviewing whether it misstated the value of derivatives in its interest-rate trading business, and is sharing its findings with U.S. authorities, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The bank is looking at valuations on a type of derivative known as zero-coupon inflation swaps, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential

Deutsche Bank’s Appetite for Risk Throws Off Its Balance

October 3, 2016

The global banking giants, think of JPMorgan Chase or HSBC, make a nice return by capturing their share of the trillions of dollars that course through financial markets each day. But few are as reliant on this business, be it swapping currencies, selling bonds or structuring derivatives, as Deutsche Bank.

Derivatives Users Hit as Negative Rates Raise Collateral Costs

August 24, 2016

Derivatives users are the latest group to be hurt by negative interest rates as they get penalized for the cash they park at Europe’s biggest clearinghouses. Traders can thank European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Futures and swaps are used to hedge or speculate on everything from German interest rates to oil prices. 

Baffled Credit Traders Call Their Lawyers as Brexit Clouds Swaps

July 15, 2016

The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union is unnerving participants in the $12 trillion credit derivatives market. Investors are concerned that British banks may become unable to trade credit-default swaps with EU counterparties, that U.K. clearinghouses may have to stop processing euro-denominated contracts and that collateral linked to the nation may be ineligible, according to law firms and banks. 

WBS 12th Fixed Income Conference

June 24, 2016

Date: 12th - 14th October, 2016

Location: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin

Banks outline proposals to avoid clearing house bailouts

May 25, 2016

The finance industry has outlined proposals to avoid any future government bailouts of derivatives clearing houses, which some critics fear have become the new too-big-to-fail institutions.

Derivatives Traders Adopt Rules to Clear European Credit Indexes

May 10, 2016

European Union regulation comes into force on Monday that will require traders to start moving the region’s credit derivatives benchmarks through central clearinghouses. 

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