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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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  • Trading screen

    Swaptions begin electronic shift

    Ticker | 18 October 2017

    Interest rate options have started a voluntary shift onto electronic platforms as Garda Capital Partners completed the first fully electronic swaption trade on Tradeweb’s swap execution facility.

  • Algorithmic trading firms target swap execution facilities

    Quantile completes first swaps compression run at LCH

    Ticker | 18 October 2017

    Quantile Technologies has completed its first compression run of over-the-counter swaps cleared at LCH, after becoming the first firm in almost a decade to be granted ‘Approved Compression Service Provider’ status at LCH’s SwapClear platform.

  • Logo of fixed-income liquidity facilitator Algomi

    BNY Mellon and HSBC join Algomi to spur corporate bond liquidity

    Ticker | 17 October 2017

    BNY Mellon and HSBC are partnering with bond trading technology provider Algomi to expand corporate bond trading opportunities for their custody clients and the wider market.

  • MOVES-Knott steps down as NEX Optimisation head

    Ticker | 16 October 2017

    Jenny Knott has stepped down as CEO of NEX Optimisation, the post-trade division of the former ICAP group. She will be replaced by Ken Pigaga, previously global chief operating officer of the wider NEX Group.

  • Treasury urges US harmony on swaps rules

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    The US Treasury Department has urged the two agencies responsible for overseeing the US$483trn over-the-counter swaps market to harmonise rules and plug gaps that still exist more than eight years after the G20 called for greater transparency in the world of derivatives.

  • ICE freezes plan to run ISDA CDS panel

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    Attempts to restore confidence in credit default swaps suffered a setback last week as calls for greater transparency in the framework for determining whether contracts pay out coincided with the breakdown of an agreement on the administrator of the process.

  • Swaps data face Brexit fragmentation

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    Post-crisis attempts to shine a light on the over-the-counter derivatives market could be hampered by the UK’s departure from the European Union, which could fragment data and reduce the set of exposures visible to European regulators.

  • Eurex steps up clearing effort with profit share

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    Deutsche Boerse has stepped up its bid to build liquidity in its interest rate swap clearing business and loosen LCH’s dominance with a programme that awards its most active members with a portion of the collected fees.

  • Swap spread to stay negative

    Swaps data face Brexit fragmentation

    Ticker | 13 October 2017

    Post-crisis attempts to shine a light on the over-the-counter derivatives market could be hampered by the UK’s departure from the European Union, because a requirement for London-based swaps data repositories to set up separate EU27 entities could fragment data and reduce the set of exposures visible to European regulators.

  • ISDA CDS panel faces call for more transparency

    Ticker | 10 October 2017

    The framework for determining whether credit default swaps should pay out may benefit from improved transparency and changes to the composition of the committee that determines credit events, according to a new survey.

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