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.
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).
Where else can you get such useful insight into the OTC markets for free? Articles in Rocket 7 cover MiFID II Data Quality, Staying Ahead of Reporting Regulations, Concerns about Meeting the Bilateral Margin Regulations Deadlines, The Role of your OMS, Automated Documentation Tools, The ISDA Working Group on Uncleared Margin Regulations, All-to-All Trading, and more.
Adjusting the OTC market notionals to re-calculate the effects of compression puts the OTC market at a bigger size than ever, but the reported notionals say otherwise
In response to the financial crisis that began in 2008, the leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations agreed to a series of measures following concerns about systemic risks in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The financial Stability Board (FSB) tasked with revamping the system initiated steps ranging from transparency of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, protecting against market abuse and mitigating systemic risk.
As of today, The OTC Space 'Knowledge' section has been updated. Items are now listed in alphabetical order, making them easier to find, and new items have been added. This section provides a useful go-to when needing to clarify terms, phrases or names contained in articles, and can also be used to broaden knowledge of the OTC markets by browsing terms. Most of the terms in the Knowledge section are short descriptions, but some of them have lengthy background articles including Primers by John Kiff at the IMF.