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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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    EU sets stage for clearing land grab

    Top News | 05 May 2017

    The European Commission plans to issue new rules that could force clearing of euro-denominated derivatives away from London once the UK exits the European Union.

  • VIX hits decade low

    People & Markets | 05 May 2017

    The CBOE’s VIX volatility index hit a decade low of 9.9 last week, close to its historic floor and suggesting a near absence of fear – at least according to Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge”.

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    Securitisation faces EMIR clearing threat

    Top News | 05 May 2017

    Securitisation issuers could soon lose their ability to hedge mismatches between receivables and funding, as new European Commission proposals would require special purpose vehicles to centrally clear their derivatives and post margin against those swaps.

  • EU proposes simplification of swaps rules

    People & Markets | 05 May 2017

    The European Union has proposed changes to sweeping derivatives reforms in a bid to simplify rules and alleviate the burden on end-users.

  • DERIVATIVES-EU mulls rules for euro clearing land grab

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    The European Commission plans to issue new rules that could force clearing of euro-denominated derivatives away from London once the UK exits the European Union in 2019.

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    DERIVATIVES-Eurex lists European factor futures

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    Eurex has listed its first contracts linked to iStoxx European equity factor indices, allowing investors to trade six individual risk factors in futures format.

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    DERIVATIVES-EMIR review plans end to dual-sided swaps reporting

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    The European Commission has proposed measures to alleviate the reporting burden on derivatives end-users as part of a review of rules governing the US$544trn over-the-counter swaps market.

  • French and European flags are displayed during a news conference at the Hotel Matignon in Paris

    Election hedges costly despite vol collapse

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Equity volatility collapsed following the first round of the French presidential election, but the cost of hedging against an eventual win for Front National candidate Marine Le Pen remains high despite polling data that point to a likely victory for centrist rival Emmanuel Macron.

  • TrueEX hires for SEF expansion

    People & Markets | 28 April 2017

    Swap execution facility trueEX has hired Chris Yoshida, a former head of rates sales at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, to head sales, marketing and strategy.

  • Seven jurisdictions yet to write swaps margin rules

    People & Markets | 28 April 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.