Funding and Capital Economics


CFD article
06 May 2021 — John Read

A common challenge for Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Middle Office IBOR providers is how to ensure that CFD resets as presented by the prime broker are correct.

r3 development fund
26 Apr 2021 — Deputy Editor

Global enterprise software firm R3’s Development Fund has reached the milestone of USD 10 million in capital deployed across over 30 investments in more than 20 of the most promising early-stage blockchain and confidential computing companies.

LIBOR in 2021
02 Dec 2020 — Bill Hodgson

US regulators have announced that banks should cease entering into any new contracts referencing USD LIBOR from 31st December 2021.

09 Apr 2020 — Bill Hodgson

The Bank of England ran a webinar to consider how to bring about a central bank digital currency.

06 Dec 2019 — Bill Hodgson

Through the bi-annual Financial Stability Review issued in November, the European Central Bank (ECB) warned of potential side effects of its loose monetary policy, highlighting how years of unprecedented stimuli designed to bolster the economy is contributing to an erosion of financial stability.

22 Oct 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Is your firm clearing NDFs? What you need is a smart way to transfer risk into a CCP to optimise your netting and margin

26 Sep 2018 — Bill Hodgson

In less than three months, many firms must be able to convince regulators that they’re ready for the transition away from LIBOR. The ‘Dear CEO’ letter sent this week outlines what the FCA and PRA are expecting from major banks and insurers, but it also serves as a reminder to all LIBOR users to make sure they have a ‘robust written plan’.

23 Jul 2018 — Bill Hodgson

2018 is set to be a transformative year for transaction cost analysis. Driven by new regulatory requirements coming into force the first week of the year, such as the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the European Union’s new rules on packaged retail investment and insurance-based products (PRIIPs), the need for transparency improvements and reliable audit trails in trading and investment products has taken multi-asset-class TCA mainstream.

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.

06 Nov 2017 — Andrew Whiteley

In the crisis of 2008, known issues of timing and risk within settlement processes caused extreme stress across the industry and led to the failure of major institutions.  

30 Oct 2017 — Fernando Walter Lolo

In February 2007 HSBC gave the first warnings from a major global bank of oncoming sub-prime mortgage losses. In March of the following year, Bear Stearns collapsed. The following September Lehman Brothers failed. The financial sector would never be the same again. 

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.