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Seven jurisdictions yet to write swaps margin rules

IFR 2181 29 April to 5 May 2017

Seven member-jurisdictions of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision have yet to publish rules on margin requirements for uncleared derivatives, more than seven months after the deadline.

NEX SEF gets CFTC nod

IFR 2180 22 April to 28 April 2017

NEX Group has received CFTC approval for a new swap execution facility, NEX SEF, which will offer trading in non-deliverable FX forwards from late May.

DTCC plans dual-track repo expansion

IFR 2178 8 April to 14 April 2017

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation aims to extend its repo clearing service to institutional clients by mid-year as part of an attempt to ease the mechanism by which collateral is moved around the system.

L&I ETFs launch in Hong Kong

IFR 2175 18 March to 24 March 2017

Four fund managers launched Hong Kong’s first batch of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds tracking local indices last week, as asset managers seek to capitalise on investor interest in these products.

    Dealers prepare for CDS revival

    IFR 2181 29 April to 5 May 2017

    Credit derivatives could be set to reverse a decade of contraction, despite a slow start to the year that has seen traded credit default swap notionals fall by almost a quarter.

    CDS trigger concerns return for Novo Banco

    IFR 2179 15 April to 21 April 2017

    Portugal’s highly contentious proposal to sell Novo Banco, the nationalised part of Banco Espirito Santo, to private equity investor Lone Star looks likely to reignite controversy over whether such actions will trigger Novo Banco CDS.