Saturday, 21 October 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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  • WFE calls for clarity on CCP resolution

    Ticker | 07 February 2017

    The World Federation of Exchanges has urged lawmakers to ensure that authorities tasked with the orderly wind-down of failed clearinghouses only invoke resolution proceedings as a last resort.

  • Sjoberg quits as TriOptima CEO

    Ticker | 06 February 2017

    Per Sjoberg has stepped down from his role as CEO for TriOptima – the post-trade derivatives processing firm owned by NEX Group.

  • Volatility

    VIX decouples from apparent risks

    Top News | 03 February 2017

    The CBOE’s VIX volatility index could be shaking off its status as Wall Street’s “fear gauge” after the benchmark last week tested decade lows in the face of mounting global uncertainty.

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    Swap margin lifeline comes too late for NLX

    Top News | 03 February 2017

    Time ran out last week for Nasdaq’s interest rate derivatives platform as the exchange confirmed that London-based NLX will close its doors on April 28 amid flagging volumes. The decision comes just a month before margining becomes mandatory for uncleared over-the-counter swaps – a development that had been seen as a lifeline for new platforms and products that aimed to capitalise on rising demand for cheaper, listed alternatives.

  • FSB issues CCP resolution guidelines

    People & Markets | 03 February 2017

    New guidance on the orderly wind-down of failed central counterparty clearinghouses has left the door open for the controversial use of initial margin as a last-resort tool to cover losses and replenish financial resources in a default scenario.

  • Turner leaves Citadel Securities after short stint

    People & Markets | 03 February 2017

    Just five months after stepping into the role of CEO at Citadel Securities, Kevin Turner has left the market-making business of Kenneth Griffin’s Chicago-based hedge fund group.

  • DERIVATIVES-FSB issues CCP resolution guidelines

    Ticker | 01 February 2017

    The Financial Stability Board has issued guidance for the orderly wind-down of failed central counterparty clearinghouses as part of a global effort to avoid taxpayer bailouts of the systemically important facilities.

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    Nasdaq to shut NLX derivatives platform

    Ticker | 31 January 2017

    Nasdaq will wind down its London-based interest rate derivatives exchange, NLX, amid flagging volumes since the platform’s 2013 launch, with April 28 set to be the last trading day for the exchange.

  • DERIVATIVES-VIX shorts hit new record

    Ticker | 30 January 2017

    Net short positioning in the CBOE’s VIX volatility index futures has hit record highs, despite Wall Street’s “fear gauge” marking its lowest close since July 2014 as it ended Friday’s session at 10.58.

  • Market volatility

    Vol hike drives rates optimism

    Top News | 27 January 2017

    Rates desks enjoyed a buoyant end to 2016, driving the first annual increase in fixed income revenues for four years as elevated volatility drove a surge in client activity.