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July 31, 2013 - Editor

I keep seeing news stories on firms applying to be a SEF, here's the one's I've seen, send in any others and I'll add them.

Featured image for “Streetwise Professor » I Was Wrong. But Not as Wrong as What I Was Wrong About.”

May 26, 2013 - Editor

SWP points out the worst of Dodd Frank (in his opinion), the Made Available to Trade rule (MAT). Have a read of his post, then

Featured image for “Bank-backed initiative to ease SEF migration  | thetradenews.com”

March 26, 2013 - Editor

Standard messaging using FIX for SEFs, full story below. Bank-backed initiative to ease SEF migration | news | Trading & Execution | Industry issues |

Featured image for “The Evolution of Executing Futures– Part 1 | SingleDealerPlatforms.org”

March 18, 2013 - Editor

A really good history of futures, which illustrates the passion by Gary Gensler to bring OTCs into the same framework. The Evolution of Executing Futures–

Featured image for “Big Bang for IRS? Standardised Coupons Coming?”

March 5, 2013 - Editor

Like the "big bang" for CDS which moved them to standard coupons, "The nonbinding proposal would see some of Wall Street's biggest customers trade interest-rate

Featured image for “Will Rhode of Tabb Comparing Swaps & Futurised Swaps”

January 31, 2013 - Editor

A great piece of research comparing the differences in cost and regulation of equivalent OTC & ETD products, here

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March 13, 2012 - Editor

The Smart Automated Agency Broker (SAAB) via Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters. Good extract from a paid-for TABB report on alternative ways to get to

Featured image for “Does the OTC Market need clearing?”

January 23, 2012 - Editor

Ricky Maloney at Ignis Asset Management posted a question on LinkedIn "Does the OTC market need clearing?", you can see the progress of the discussion