Featured image for “The History of CME and ICE in a Cartoon | Mentions Streetwise Professor”

June 30, 2015 - Editor

An instructive cartoon on the foundations of ICE and CME

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April 2, 2015 - Editor

With adjustments to Basel III nearing completion, it's not clear whether client clearing ROE can be rendered sustainable by clearing fee increases alone.  Here I

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October 14, 2014 - Editor

According to a story at eFN, ICE have made their chess move to position themselves to compete with a combined ETD & OTC clearing offering.

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October 13, 2014 - Editor

Since CME and Eris Exchange launched their swap-futures contracts in late 2012, the number of exchanges offering (or planning-to-offer) their own variations of the swap-future

Featured image for “Battle Lines Are Drawn | Who Will Win in Rates?”

October 6, 2014 - Editor

My latest article in the Calypso Ci Magazine is out, where consideration is given to the competitive position between the five big Exchange / Clearing

Featured image for “From Chaos to Clarity | The Journey of CDS Portfolio Margining Regulation”

July 28, 2014 - Editor

OTC Clearing is the most complex business that I have been involved with in over 10 years in the Financial Services Industry. Complex due to

Featured image for “CFTC guidance on SEF access may be a game changer for OTC market infrastructure”

March 24, 2014 - Editor

A number of significant trends have been in place since the Lehman insolvency and the G20 Leaders summit at Pittsburgh in September 2009. The G20

Featured image for “Weekly Roundup | Clearing | 17 February 2014”

February 17, 2014 - Editor

Clearing Houses Criticise Push for More Transparency Clearing houses have pushed back against plans by global securities regulators to force more transparency into the industry,

Featured image for “2013, The Year the Swap Market Changed”

December 16, 2013 - Editor

As 2013 draws to a close, I summarise the major changes in what has been a momentous year in the Swap Market. Trade Reporting Mandatory

Featured image for “Could US CCPs pay 25bps on cash collateral at today’s interest rates? The plot thickens”

December 13, 2013 - Editor

Josh at SFM / Finadium has uncovered a potential competitive advantage for US CCPs, click to read more (free registration may be required) Could US CCPs