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March 18, 2014

Weekly Roundup | Post-Trade Processing, Market Infrastructure & Technology | 18 March 2014

Post-Trade Processing

Manual Processes and Bottlenecks Threaten to Throttle OTC Derivatives Reform

Regulatory change in the OTC derivatives market has produced serious problems that indicate a clear need for more automation of cleared derivatives post-trade processing. Banking Technology: Manual Processes and Bottlenecks Threaten to Throttle OTC Derivatives Reform.

 

After Trade Reporting, Before Collateral & Valuation: Lessons

Wednesday 5th March, Traiana hosted a panel discussions around the theme of EMIR trade reporting, inviting some key players to discuss their insight first hand at the ETC Conference Rooms in London. Storify: After Trade Reporting, Before Collateral & Valuation: Lessons.

 

How Money Moves Between Banks | Correspondent Banking and Such Like

I've been meaning to point to this piece for a while, I've read it now and it actually answers the question on how banks do or don't trust each other to make and receive physical currency movements. The article covers the basic correspondent banking model, and builds on that to cover Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), SWIFT messages, PayPal, CHAPS, FedWire and TARGET. The OTC Space: How Money Moves Between Banks | Correspondent Banking and Such Like.

 

How Well Do You Know Your Regulatory Data?

If you’re reading this post, then it’s more than likely you are in one of the many job roles that are impacted by financial regulation. RegTechFS: How Well Do You Know Your Regulatory Data?

 

The Many Ways to Compress a Portfolio | SwapClear Announcement

An announcment today from SwapClear has a variety of interesting notes on methods (existing and planned) to modify portfolios of OTC trades. The OTC Space: The Many Ways to Compress a Portfolio | SwapClear Announcement.

 

LOUs – They’ve Got Your Number

The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC), FSB-mandated overlord of the global LEI system has published a document containing a table of the four digit prefix numbers randomly allocated to each pre-LOU (Local Operating Unit). DRS: LOUs – They’ve Got Your Number.

 

Market Infrastructure & Technology

Regional Banks Investing in SDPs

We have discussed here a number of times how regional (commercial) banks have been ‘upping their game’, and investing in talented e-commerce people, better back-end pricing technology and importantly investing in new client facing single-dealer platforms (SDPs). Single Dealer Platforms: Regional Banks Investing in SDPs.

 

Buy Side Does the Math – Adds Quants to Bolster E-Trading

US buy-side equity trading desks are investing in automation and ramping up their quantitative skills to drive new efficiencies and enable execution capabilities on par with the sell side. DerivAlert: Buy Side Does the Math – Adds Quants to Bolster E-Trading.

 

What is Market Structure, And Why You Should Care

If you work in institutional finance you’ve heard talk of market structure. Not only are there entire conferences dedicated to the topic, but most of the participants at those conferences— banks, asset managers, researchers—send their heads of market structure to speak. Kevin On The Street: What is Market Structure, And Why You Should Care.

 

Facing Up to the Challenges of the New World Order

David Setters looks at the challenges, past and future, for Trading Technologies. Futures & Options World: Facing Up to the Challenges of the New World Order.

 

Six Major Banks Sign Up to Swift's KYC Exchange

The first major banks have signed up to Swift's project to build an international database of KYC information. Risk: Six Major Banks Sign Up to Swift's KYC Exchange.

 

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