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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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  • Euronext agrees clearing terms with ICE

    People & Markets | 07 April 2017

    Pan-European stock exchange Euronext has signed a binding agreement of terms with ICE Clear Netherlands for the provision of derivatives and commodities clearing services.

  • DTCC plans dual-track repo expansion

    People & Markets | 07 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.

  • DERIVATIVES-Swaps clearing soars as margin rules bite

    Ticker | 06 April 2017

    Record volume of interest rate swaps were cleared through central counterparties in March, as new rules forcing derivatives users to exchange daily margin on their uncleared swaps exposures raised the cost and operational burden associated with bilateral trades.

  • DERIVATIVES-Euronext agrees clearing terms with ICE after LCH SA bid fails

    Ticker | 03 April 2017

    Pan-European stock exchange Euronext, has signed a binding agreement of terms with ICE Clear Netherlands for the provision of derivatives and commodities clearing services.

  • EC blocks Deutsche Boerse-LSEG tie-up

    People & Markets | 31 March 2017

    Attempts to create a European exchange giant to rival dominant US players fell apart last week as the European Commission blocked Deutsche Boerse’s US$14bn acquisition of the London Stock Exchange Group, citing competition concerns around fixed-income clearing.

  • Blockchain technology benefits lauded

    Blockchain bonds prepare for launch

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    The first blockchain-powered bond issues are expected to emerge in a matter of weeks, as technology start-up BlockEx puts the finishing touches to a digital asset issuance platform that it believes could ultimately squeeze out bank syndicate functions.

  • European equities attract options bets

    People & Markets | 31 March 2017

    Global investors are rushing to derivatives markets to position for a European equity rally as concerns around the forthcoming French presidential election begin to dissipate and jitters emerge over the US reflationary agenda that has underpinned recent equity performance.

  • DERIVATIVES-LCH expands repo clearing to German debt

    Ticker | 28 March 2017

    LCH has extended its repo clearing service to include German government debt, offering clients enhanced netting opportunities against existing cleared repo activities on the RepoClear platform.

  • LCH kick-starts client CDS clearing with Amundi

    People & Markets | 24 March 2017

    Amundi has become the first European buyside client to begin clearing credit default swaps through CDSClear, LCH’s Paris-based clearinghouse.

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    SEFs gear up for brave new world

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Swap execution facilities are facing a new regime that some believe could make or break the platforms after acting CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo vowed to fix flawed swaps rules and allow market participants to choose the manner of execution best suited to their swaps trading.