Market Infrastructure


29 Nov 2019 — Deputy Editor

At the LSEG General Meeting held earlier this month more than 99% of Shareholder votes were in favour of acquiring Refinitiv. The deal is an all share transaction valued at approximately US$27 billion.

20 Mar 2019 — Bill Hodgson

The ISDA Common Domain Model has moved to version 2, and is now accessible by anyone including non-ISDA members.

26 Sep 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Having reported that MarkitSERV was up for sale, it now appears that idea has been parked.  Hat tip to Virginie O'Shea it was announced on an earnings call that the the sale has been withdrawn.

03 May 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Get on down to the FIA IDX show in London, amongst the biggest capital markets events in the year. OTC Space and Brandex Publishing will be there, come and chat about our future plans.

03 Apr 2018 — Bill Hodgson

Fortuna (, a start-up based in Singapore aims to revolutionise the OTC market and solve “several core problems” along the way. According to their whitepaper the OTC market:

08 Feb 2018 — Bill Hodgson

This is a follow up to the announcement about going live with a link to Shanghai here, and explains more widely what R5FX are trying to achieve.

R5FX is a marketplace dedicated to emerging market trading, with price distribution that is not restricted by bilateral credit, enabling clients to access the entire FX market. It provides increased speed and access, meaning you can price your customers more accurately and hedge your risk more effectively.

FIA no brexit deal
02 Jan 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The consequences of a 'no deal' Brexit on CCPs and TRs in the UK is perhaps catastrophic unless other arrangements are made. This FIA impact analysis is an excellent resource on the scenario and mitigations that FIA would like to see put in place.

01 Nov 2017 — Bill Hodgson

Not a small project - defining the products and product lifecycle of the entire OTC market

30 May 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

Explore important political and regulatory topics that are shaping the cleared derivatives markets in Europe and beyond from Brexit to regulatory reform in the United States.

23 Feb 2017 — Samantha Hodgson

The team here at The OTC Space are pleased to announce the availability of the downloadable PDF edition of Rocket 9 featuring four articles on Uncleared Margin Regulation plus 8 articles on a regulation, trading, clearing and post-trade. Get your free copy here, and send one to your colleagues.

16 Nov 2016 — Bill Hodgson

A great deal of change is coming to the collateral management world over the next few years. With mandatory clearing and non cleared margining already well on their way to implementation, a good deal of firms whose relationship with collateral management may well be tangential will need to start thinking about it. Specifically Tier 2 banks, corporates, pension funds and buy-side firms will either need to expand or create their collateral management capability in order to satisfy regulation. Implementation of regulation is on a sliding scale all the way to 2020, so understanding when your operations will be hit is key.

11 Nov 2016 — Samantha Hodgson

The Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) brings you together with senior decision makers from the world’s most innovative and forward thinking asset managers globally. OTC Space registered readers can obtain a 20% discount on registration.