Trade Associations

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11 Nov 2020 — Bill Hodgson

The gross market value of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, which provides a measure of amounts at risk, rose from $11.6 trillion to $15.5 trillion during the first half of 2020, led by increases in interest rate derivatives.

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16 Sep 2020 — Bill Hodgson

AFME outlines the regulatory framework needed to support banks as they adopt new technologies such as crypto-assets, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, harness the value from data, and address the challenges of cybersecurity and operational resilience. 

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21 Aug 2020 — Deputy Editor

The FIX EMEA trading conference takes place virtually on 18th September.

It will look at the most pressing issues facing the institutional trading community and provide a neutral platform for buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators to share their ideas on how the community can continue to collaborate.

Designed to appeal to all asset classes, the agenda will maintain a great balance of topics across multiple asset classes.

Presentations and panels will look at -

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29 Jul 2020 — Bill Hodgson

ISDA has launched a new indicator to monitor the adoption of alternative risk-free rates (RFRs) in derivatives trading.

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28 Jul 2020 — Bill Hodgson

ISDA and the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) have agreed to closely collaborate on two key initiatives to deliver digital solutions to their respective memberships in a consistent and cost-effective way.

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18 May 2020 — Bill Hodgson

ISDA has today published a report that summarizes the final responses to its consultation on the implementation of pre-cessation fallbacks for derivatives referenced to LIBOR.

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22 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

AFME has published a new piece of research on the “Initial impact of COVID-19 on Europe’s capital markets”. The report analyses the impact of COVID-19 across equities, fixed income, FX, derivatives, and banks.

The main finding is that European capital markets have continued to operate well following the outbreak of COVID-19, with liquidity ranging from very good to mixed, depending on the sector. There have been record volumes of new issuance in certain sectors.

Other findings:

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06 Nov 2019 — Bill Hodgson

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has released a new paper which highlights the minimal use of the cloud among capital markets firms - with over two-thirds of AFME members questioned estimating that only 1 - 10% of their bank’s current workload was using some level of public cloud.

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11 Apr 2019 — Bill Hodgson

The ISDA 2019 AGM is now over. For those that saved time by not travelling, here's most of what came out from the event.

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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.

30 Apr 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The ISDA AGM generated a wave of content last week which we've assembled into one handy place. Most of the material is focussed on margin for non-cleared products given the changes due in 2019.

02 Feb 2018 — Bill Hodgson

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and its asset management group (SIFMA AMG) have today launched a roadmap that highlights key challenges involved in transitioning financial market contracts and practices from interbank offered rates, or ‘IBORs’, to alternative risk-free rates (RFRs).