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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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    DERIVATIVES-Swaps rule recalibration dominates ISDA AGM

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    A recalibration of over-the-counter derivatives reforms has dominated talks at ISDA’s annual general meeting in Lisbon as European policy makers aim to simplify rules stemming from the European Market Infrastructure Regulation while US regulators embark on plans to overhaul Dodd-Frank.

  • Swap spread to stay negative

    DERIVATIVES-MEP calls for pension fund swaps clearing exemption

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    The European Parliament will push to exempt pension funds from mandatory central clearing for over-the-counter swaps on a permanent basis, according to Kay Swinburne, vice chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

  • A man walks past a sign in front of the Bank For International Settlements (BIS) in Basel

    DERIVATIVES-OTC notional falls to lowest in a decade

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    The volume of outstanding over-the-counter derivatives notional fell 13% to US$483trn in the six months ending December 2016, the lowest level for over a decade, according to the latest semiannual survey from the Bank for International Settlements.

  • LCH Group logo

    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”.

  • European Commission sign

    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.

  • Eurex sign

    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.

  • European Commission sign

    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.