07 Aug 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The reduction of the IM threshold from €750bn to €8bn will result in a jump of ten times the number of firms in scope.

18 Jun 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The European Parliament votes to move forward with changes to EMIR

11 Apr 2018 — Bill Hodgson

In case you couldn't attend, below is a recording of the webinar we broadcast on the 14th of March.

21 Feb 2018 — John Lund

The costs of clearing come from many drivers, John explains when a porfolio meets a threshold for IM optimisation and options for bringing cost down.

08 Feb 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The EMIR Review will bring further regulatory changes which we will help you anticipate. GDPR affects every person and company inside and many outside the EU, including trading systems, your personal address book, and the way you hand out business cards.

07 Feb 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Mandated clearing means your OTC portfolio is bifurcated and brings new clearing costs. In this webinar we will explain the drivers and options for measuring and managing clearing costs from many angles. Any one of the ideas presented could make a material difference to your profitability.

20 Nov 2017 — Peter Ten-Broeke

On 4 May 2017, the European Commission published its legislative proposal for the long-awaited review of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (‘EMIR’).

08 Nov 2017 — Amir Khwaja

Notionals in IRD have increased since January, some from OIS which has a larger gross notional than IRS. The uncleared margin rules have boosted FX Clear, and the exchange rate from EUR to USD has appreciated increasing the values. SGX appears to be out of FX clearing, notional dropping to zero, the biggest swing is HKEX who quadrupled their IRD notional. 

TriOptima Video
27 Oct 2017 — Jenny Nilsson

Watch our latest videos on the collateral management landscape, covering five topics. Jenny Nilsson and I discuss regulation, market readiness, the FX rules and more.

24 Oct 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

The team here at The OTC Space are pleased to announce the availability of the downloadable PDF edition of Rocket 10 (in the attachments section below). Formatted in landscape to fit your computer or portable device screen, this edition contains inside information on what's happening in the industry. The PDF is attached below, and contains a great set of articles from previous and new authors.

25 Aug 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

The annual Bürgenstock meeting in 2017 is a three day event run by ICDA, the second oldest futures industry association in the world. OTC Space Registered Readers can access a 15% discount to this event.

SwapClear Physical Segregation
16 Aug 2017

Back when CCPs had to achieve reauthorisation under EMIR, their segregation offerings were a subject of much discussion and jargon. One key offering that was floated was the idea that your assets are held in an account over which you have joint control with the CCP, rather than held in an account for the CCP solely.  The idea being that should the CCP default or be unable to service your requests to access your assets, you would have the possibility of moving assets out of your cover account.