Featured image for “ISDA Survey: Initial Margin Collected by Top 20 Firms Up by Nearly 20% in 2020”

April 23, 2021 - Editor

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has published its latest annual margin survey, which shows a substantial increase in the amount of initial

Featured image for “Blockchain is going to change equities trading for good”

April 14, 2021 - Editor

A post-trade trial between Credit Suisse and Nomura indicates the future for equities clearing, if blockchain technology can be scaled to meet the needs of

Featured image for “How the skin in the game incentivises CCP risk management”

January 21, 2021 - Editor

Incentives are at the heart of CCP’s robust risk management. Our newly published paper delves into the key CCP concept of skin-in-the-game (SIG), considers its

Featured image for “ASX delays blockchain transition until 2023”

October 30, 2020 - Editor

ASX had flagged a delay to the project, which was scheduled for 2021, amid market turmoil in March. A proposed target of April 2022 has

Featured image for “LCH Clears First ILS Interest Rate Swaps”

September 16, 2020 - Editor

LCH has cleared the first Israeli Shekel-denominated interest rate swaps. ILS is the latest currency to be cleared at SwapClear, which offers clearing for interest

Featured image for “Cleared OTC Swaps Are Now Standardised?”

July 10, 2020 - Editor

ISDA has published a paper illustrating the wide variety of terms in cleared IRS. ISDA suggest that there may be a perception that by mandating

Featured image for “Quantile Completes First Cleared IR Optimisation Run With LCH”

July 3, 2020 - Editor

Quantile has completed its first cleared interest rate initial margin (IM) optimisation run with LCH. Clients accessing this new service benefit from superior risk management and

Featured image for “How Does CCP Skin In The Game Affect Risk Management?”

May 28, 2020 - Editor

The BIS have conducated a rigorous study using public metrics to look for a relationship between the amount of CCP capital at risk in the

Featured image for “Standard Chartered Clear SORA Swaps with LCH”

May 27, 2020 - Editor

Since 2005 the Monetary Authority of Singapore has been publishing the SORA benchmark each day. The Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) is the volume-weighted average rate

Featured image for “EACH CCP Data Repository”

April 21, 2020 - Editor

Learn more about how European CCPs have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic via the EACH resource page