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Monday, 23 October 2017

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  • Bank of England governor and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney

    Work needed to spot next crisis

    Derivatives | 23 May 2014

    Regulators and the derivatives industry need to redouble efforts on aggregating and analysing swaps data in order to spot future systemic build-ups of risk in derivatives markets, an audience at the Centre for Economic Policy Studies heard in Brussels last week.

  • Screens falling index yield

    DERIVATIVES: Work needed to spot next crisis

    Capital City | 21 May 2014

    Regulators and the derivatives industry need to redouble efforts on aggregating and analysing swaps data in order to spot future systemic build-ups of risk in derivatives markets, an audience at the Centre for Economic Policy Studies heard in Brussels.

  • Screens

    Rates hedging confounds bond investors

    Top News | 16 May 2014

    Shorting US Treasuries to position for rising interest rates in the world’s largest economy has been a popular trade this year. It has also been a hugely expensive one, as yields on 10-year US government paper have confounded expectations by slumping from over 3% in late December to around 2.50% now.

  • Nasdaq OMX logo

    End-users prep for EMIR clearing

    Derivatives | 16 May 2014

    European swaps users are signing up to clearing arrangements well ahead of a regulatory mandate to shift over-the-counter derivatives into central counterparties, in a bid to avoid the kind of last-minute scramble that was witnessed among US firms in mid-2013.

  • Money markets braced for deposit rate cut

    Derivatives | 16 May 2014

    As investors position for a raft of ECB policies aimed at easing monetary conditions, analysts are turning their attention to the impact on eurozone money markets of a potential cut in the central bank’s deposit rate.

  • Shell

    Energy firms advance as banks drop commodities

    Top News | 09 May 2014

    Large energy companies are stepping in to fill the void in commodity hedging left by investment banks, many of which have opted to axe physical commodity holdings in response to tougher regulatory requirements.

  • SG

    Investors dump Russian swaps exposure

    Derivatives | 09 May 2014

    Hedge funds with derivatives exposure to Russian banks have been unwinding trades and shifting them to Western dealers in a bid to reduce their counterparty credit risk in the region.

  • Cross-currency compression cycles begin

    Derivatives | 09 May 2014

    Banks will now be able to tear up legacy cross-currency swaps to help reduce superfluous derivatives trades clogging up their balance sheets and meet more stringent regulatory capital and leverage requirements.

  • Teaming up

    DTCC and Euroclear team up on collateral venture

    Derivatives | 09 May 2014

    The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and Euroclear are putting the finishing touches on a joint venture agreement to offer a collateral processing infrastructure aimed at creating greater efficiency around margin settlement and optimisation.

  • Euros and dollars

    DERIVATIVES: DTCC and Euroclear team up on collateral venture

    Capital City | 06 May 2014

    The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and Euroclear are putting the final touches on a joint venture agreement to offer a collateral processing infrastructure aimed at creating greater efficiency around margin settlement and optimisation.