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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

David Wigan' s stories

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  • New SEC rules fuel concern over swaps reporting ‘tsunami’

    People & Markets | 22 July 2016

    New Securities Exchange Commission rules requiring dealers to report single name credit default swaps and equity swap transactions to trade repositories has led to concern over a “tsunami” of reporting requirements set to begin early next year.

  • Institutions develop a taste for bond ETFs

    Derivatives | 21 July 2016

    ETFs have become a staple of European institutional equity portfolios over recent years, but fixed income investors have remained relatively oblivious to the merits of passive investing. Now, according to ETF provider BlackRock, attitudes are starting to change.

  • ISDA rules credit event on Puerto Rico

    Derivatives | 19 July 2016

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has determined that a failure to pay credit event occurred in respect to Puerto Rico missing bond payments of more than US$900m earlier this month.

  • New US derivative tax threatens equity hedging

    People & Markets | 15 July 2016

    A new rule that brings some equity derivatives into the ambit of US withholding tax may undermine demand for hedging among overseas investors as brokers scramble to implement the requirements.

  • Derivatives users could get two years' grace on clearing

    People & Markets | 15 July 2016

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation that could give small derivative users a two-year grace period before they must start clearing their trades.

  • Sterling cleared margins surge on exit vote

    People & Markets | 15 July 2016

    Initial margin on cleared sterling interest rates swaps has jumped by as much as 25% since Britain voted to leave the EU, increasing the cost of hedging for UK-based investors.

  • Simon Taylor

    Former Barclays blockchain guru launches fund

    People & Markets | 15 July 2016

    Simon Taylor, former blockchain guru at Barclays, is launching a venture capital fund to invest in fintech and related blockchain projects.

  • ESMA mulls two-year clearing delay for small swap users

    Derivatives | 15 July 2016

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation that could give small derivative users a two-year grace period before they must start clearing their trades.

  • New US derivatives tax threatens equity hedging

    Derivatives | 15 July 2016

    A new rule that brings some equity derivatives into the ambit of US withholding tax may undermine demand for hedging among overseas investors as brokers scramble to implement the requirements.

  • Sterling cleared margins surge on Brexit vote

    Derivatives | 13 July 2016

    Initial margin on cleared sterling interest rates swaps has jumped by as much as 25% since Britain voted to leave the EU, increasing the cost of hedging for UK-based investors.