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Friday, 15 December 2017

David Wigan' s stories

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  • Cost of clearing hurts small firms, says ISDA

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    Smaller derivatives users are finding it increasingly difficult to get access to clearing as banks raise prices and set thresholds that some counterparties cannot reach.

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    Cost of clearing hurting small firms, says ISDA

    Ticker | 18 October 2016

    Smaller derivative users are finding it increasingly difficult to get access to clearing as banks raise prices and set thresholds that some counterparties cannot reach.

  • Sign outside Britain's Treasury building

    Gilt buyers shrug off impact of inflation rise

    Top News | 14 October 2016

    Investor bets on spiralling UK inflation accelerated last week, after sterling fell to a 31-year low and oil prices consolidated recent gains. However, interest rate investors shrugged off the volatility, on bets that a weaker economic outlook following Brexit will put a floor under government bonds.

  • Banks pressure Esma on swap ID impasse

    People & Markets | 14 October 2016

    Banks last week ramped up pressure on European regulators to agree a format for derivative identifiers, necessary for banks to know which contracts will be subject to new rules under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II.

  • Swaptions definitions under scrutiny on close-out storm

    People & Markets | 14 October 2016

    Buyers and sellers of interest rate options have asked the International Swaps and Derivatives Association for guidance, after rising use of collateral led to disputes over the right price at which transactions should be closed out.

  • Swaption definitions under scrutiny on close-out storm

    Derivatives | 11 October 2016

    Buyers and sellers of interest rate options have asked the International Swaps and Derivatives Association for guidance, after rising use of collateral led to disputes over the right price at which transactions should be closed out.

  • Canary Wharf financial centre

    Better times for rates businesses

    Top News | 07 October 2016

    Investment bank interest rates businesses are set for the best year since 2012, after bouts of volatility, rising demand for yield and higher prices provided a boost to revenues.

  • EC gives broad powers for CCP resolution

    People & Markets | 07 October 2016

    The European Commission is set to publish its long-awaited framework for clearinghouse recovery and resolution in the coming days and will give national authorities wide-ranging powers to take over management of the business and clearing process.

  • EC gives broad powers for CCP resolution

    Derivatives | 05 October 2016

    The European Commission is set to publish its long-awaited framework for clearinghouse recovery and resolution in the coming days, and will give national authorities wide-ranging powers to take over management of the business and clearing process.

  • Sign outside the Bank of England

    Pressure on for UK CDS change

    Top News | 30 September 2016

    Investors in UK financial credit default swaps are ramping up calls for contracts to reference bank holding companies, which would reflect recent bond issuance designed to meet new rules on bank resolution.