Asia-Pacific

Advancing on Netting

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Last week at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong, we published the results of a new ISDA survey that highlighted the potential for growth in Asia’s derivatives markets. The region’s share of global trading in both FX and interest rate derivatives is widely expected to increase, with Singapore and Hong Kong being the largest regional hubs.

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The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book and Emerging Markets

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In January 2019, the final piece of Basel III fell into place with the publication of the revised framework for market risk capital, known as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB).

The FRTB makes a number of important changes, including the introduction of a more risk-sensitive standardized approach (SA), desk-level approval for internal models, and a capital add-on for non-modellable risk factors (NMRFs).

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Asia-Pacific Derivatives Survey

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In anticipation of ISDA’s 34th Annual General Meeting in Hong Kong, ISDA conducted a survey of derivatives markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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ISDA Publishes Asia Derivatives Survey

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Trading volumes in Asia’s derivatives markets are expected to increase, but achieving certainty on close-out netting is identified as an important factor in driving further development of local markets, according to a new survey of derivatives market participants active in Asia-Pacific, published by ISDA to coincide with the start of the 34th ISDA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong.

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Bearing East – IQ April 2019

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It’s difficult to talk in general terms about the derivatives market in Asia-Pacific. Looked at as a whole, derivatives turnover in the region has been growing, and that growth is expected to continue. But activity is concentrated in a few key trading hubs like Hong Kong – the venue for this year’s ISDA Annual General Meeting. A number of other jurisdictions are at much earlier stages of development, and need to establish strong legal and regulatory foundations to encourage further growth in local derivatives markets.

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CCP Clearing’s Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Region

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The path to central clearing in Asia has been slow and uneven. The four major exchanges in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are much farther along the road than other regional exchanges – yet they are all moving at their own pace and it is unlikely that the other countries will catch up anytime soon. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

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ISDA 2018 US Resolution Stay Protocol: An Introductory Webinar in Japanese

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ISDA recently published the ISDA 2018 US Resolution Stay Protocol to help market participants comply with stay regulations issued in the US by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and

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ISDA 2018 US Resolution Stay Protocol: An Introductory Webinar in Chinese

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ISDA recently published the ISDA 2018 US Resolution Stay Protocol to help market participants comply with stay regulations issued in

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Getting Ready for Initial Margin: The Steps to Take (Korean)

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Each September until 2020, increasing numbers of entities will be required to meet initial margin regulations as the threshold level for compliance reduces. Preparation for meeting these requirements will take significant time, and will involve intensive work to ensure systems, processes and documentation are in place.

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