Trade Associations


29 Jul 2020 — Bill Hodgson

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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). 

12 Aug 2016 — Bill Hodgson

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.

22 Jul 2016 — Bill Hodgson

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

16 Jul 2016 — Samantha Hodgson

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