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29 Mar 2017 — James Parascandola

Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, multiple regional sets of regulations (EMIR, Dodd-Frank) mandated OTC markets migrate from bilateral to cleared processing.  As rules were written and regulations in the U.S. and Eurozone have come into effect over the past 7 years, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision threw a levered wrench into mandatory client clearing for FCMs which has lead us to a crossroad in derivative market clearing infrastructure.

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01 Mar 2017 — Peter Walsh

Razor Risk will also provide high level demonstrations of their “off the shelf” solution that will sit between existing Market Risk and Front Office pricing tools so that the firm can maintain BAU processes whilst preparing for the Fundamental changes that BCBS 352 will require. The Webinar is targeted at all involved stakeholders, bringing together the major drivers behind Business Users (Risk Managers), Front Office Capital Consumers, FRTB Programme Managers and Technology Implementation Teams whether the firm is going for a Standardised Approach (SA) or a combination of SA and Internal Model Approvals (IMA).

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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.

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31 Jan 2017 — Bill Hodgson

The status of the NLX trading platform changes dramatically.

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19 Dec 2016 — Bill Hodgson

Did you know that a group of senior buy- and sell-side people meet in private each year to freely debate the state of the OTC market, and hear from regulators on the future direction of regulations?

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29 Nov 2016 — Samantha Hodgson

The team here at The OTC Space are pleased to announce the availability of the downloadable PDF edition of Rocket 8. 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.

OTC Space

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22 Nov 2016 — Steven Griffiths

Over the past year, I’ve been speaking to buy-side UK and European clients and discussing issues they might not be aware of yet instead of challenges they are currently facing, with the aim to bring best practises from a variety of sources on the latest developments to incorporate in their business and add value; whether it’s trading practises, collateral optimisation or pre-trade total cost analysis (TCA).

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07 Nov 2016 — Samantha Hodgson

Our magazine Rocket 8 is coming soon, packed with inside viewpoints and expert knowledge. Save or update your address to be eligible to receive a copy now, or purchase a subscription through the shop.

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01 Nov 2016 — Bill Hodgson

A new exchange is in the process of launching hybrid products which will eliminate the key disadvantages of hedging rate risk on-exchange.

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12 Oct 2016 — George Bollenbacher

It goes without saying, I suppose, that financial markets regulation has always been something of a conundrum – the markets have always been global, to a greater or lesser degree, and regulations have always been national or regional. But it does seem that today more than ever the problem is exacerbated. After the financial panic of 2008-09, every regulator and every government seemed to embark on a market reregulation binge, and managed to do it without much regard for what everyone else was doing.

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21 Sep 2016 — James Parascandola

Unlimited trading counterparts and “sources of liquidity”; quite a stark contrast from legacy OTC derivative market infrastructure.    

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16 Sep 2016 — Amanda Cai

Ever since the dramatic banking collapse in 2008 Regulators and Central Banks have been pre-occupied with finding the magic bullet that prevents another systematic financial crisis arising in the future. 

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