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Saturday, 16 December 2017

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  • Credit Derivatives House: JP Morgan

    Credit Derivatives House: JP Morgan

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Credit markets whipsawed in 2016, driven by macro events and liquidity constraints, increasing demand for full-service provision. For its dominance of credit derivatives markets, its commitment to matching client risk appetite with investment opportunities and its ability to price and warehouse risk, JP Morgan is IFR’s Credit Derivatives House of the Year.

  • Interest Rate Derivatives House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Rates made a big comeback in 2016, paying dividends for those that weathered a period of decline. For dominating the US dollar flow swaps market, expanding its global franchise and applying deep structuring expertise to solve complex problems and reduce client costs, Citigroup is IFR’s Interest Rate Derivatives House of the Year.

  • European options face MiFID II threat

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    Europe’s equity options market is facing new obstacles after it emerged that best-execution requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive may undermine innovation in pricing.

  • European options face MiFID II threat

    Ticker | 23 November 2016

    The European equity options market is facing new obstacles after it emerged that best execution requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive may undermine innovation in pricing.

  • US Federal Reserve building

    Fed rate rise likely as rates volatility surges

    Top News | 11 November 2016

    In a volatile week for US interest rate markets, investors initially downgraded expectations for a December Federal Reserve rate hike but by late Thursday had backtracked, with futures indicating a rise is more likely than not.

  • CFTC backs HFT source code disclosure

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has backed a controversial proposal to require high-speed traders to reveal the algorithmic codes that drive their trading decisions.

  • Fed hike bets recede on US election

    Ticker | 09 November 2016

    Investors downgraded expectations that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December early on Wednesday, after the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as US President.

  • LCH Group logo

    DERIVATIVES-LCH inflation swap clearing hits US$1trn

    Ticker | 08 November 2016

    Clearing house LCH hit the US$1trn threshold of cleared inflation swaps on Tuesday, after activity accelerated following the introduction of new margin requirements for uncleared swaps in September.

  • Magnifying glass

    CFTC backs HFT source code disclosure

    Ticker | 07 November 2016

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has backed a controversial proposal to require high-speed traders to reveal the algorithmic codes that drive their trading decisions.

  • Eurex sign

    Buyside locked out of repo clearing

    Top News | 04 November 2016

    Asset managers and pension funds are getting locked out of central clearing of repo and securities financing transactions, with dealers refusing to process trades that incur high levels of regulatory capital.

  • China's CDS launch prompts doubts

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    China’s launch of credit default swaps in September was hailed as a big step forward for the derivatives markets in the world’s second-largest economy. But it is unclear if there is sufficient interest in the country in taking both sides of any trade, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • LCH targets bank business with bilateral swaps launch

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Clearing house LCH has launched a service focused on the bank-dominated bilateral derivatives business, signalling its intention to expand beyond cleared products.

  • Bitcoin surges on China buying speculation

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has surged by more than 10% in recent days, pushing it close to a four-year high, on reports of Chinese purchasing to hedge the recent decline in the renminbi.

  • Agricultural Bank of China building in Beijing

    China CDS launch prompts doubts, says Goldman

    Ticker | 03 November 2016

    China’s launch of credit default swaps in September was hailed as a big step forward for the derivatives markets in the world’s second largest economy. However, it is unclear there is sufficient interest in the country in taking both sides of any trade, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • LCH.Clearnet logo

    LCH targets bank business with bilateral swaps launch

    Ticker | 02 November 2016

    Clearing house LCH has launched a service focused on the bank-dominated bilateral derivatives business, signalling its intention to expand.

  • ECB headquarters

    Credit hedge funds struggle as volatility dives

    Top News | 28 October 2016

    European Central Bank bond buying and depressed volatility are creating a perfect storm for European credit hedge funds, many of which have struggled in recent months to generate good enough returns to justify their fees.

  • Foreign banks spurn US short end as costs rise

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    Japanese and European banks are turning their backs on the short end of the US funding curve, after money market reforms implemented this month have pushed up the cost of paper maturing in less than a year.

  • R3 plans November launch for open source blockchain

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    R3, the consortium developing blockchain for the financial industry, will make its technology open source by the end of November, in a move it hopes will help create an industry standard.

  • R3 logo

    R3 plans November launch for open source blockchain

    Ticker | 24 October 2016

    R3, the consortium developing blockchain for the financial industry, will make its technology open source by the end of November, in a move it hopes will help create an industry standard.

  • Buyside resists push for standardised collateral

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    Buyside derivatives users are pushing back against banks seeking to impose standardised collateral agreements, ahead of rules requiring variation margin on uncleared swaps set to come into force in March.

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