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The demise of Libor: what next?

14th February 2019

Company: Calypso
Quoted daily for each of the main currencies across multiple tenors (1m, 3m, 6m, 12m), Libor represents the rate for which one bank would lend money to another for a set term. It is calculated as the arithmetic average of the submitted rates for each tenor and currency from a panel of banks, with the top and bottom quartile submissions discarded... read more
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Non-financial counterparties unaware of looming SFTR reporting obligation

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Some non-financial counterparties (NFCs) are unaware of impending reporting obligations under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), according to market participants. “Financial firms really need to be reaching out to their non-financial counterparties to help educate them, get them comfortable with the regulatory... read more
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Emir Refit delay causes headache for small financial counterparties

12th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Ambiguity around financial counterparty categorizations due to the delay in the implementation of the update to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), remains of concern for small financial counterparties (FCs) that fear they won’t qualify to avoid clearing obligations, according to Roger Cogan, head of European public policy... read more
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Politics and speed of change hit blockchain adoption

12th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The slow adoption of blockchain solutions has little to do with the maturity of the technology but rather the speed at which it changes and the politics behind the consortia required to build the infrastructure, according to Adi Ben-Ari, CEO of Applied Blockchain. “We’ve found that in many environments the benefits could be... read more
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Libor Sonia transition “doesn’t need to be painful”

11th February 2019

Although firms have become wary of risks and significant costs as they begin to prepare for the transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) to the Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate (Sonia) as the benchmark interest rate, the process of moving to the new rate doesn’t have to be as strenuous as many believe. That’s... read more
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Banks pressurize trading venues for SFTR filing clarity

8th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Major tier one banks are putting pressure on trading venues to provide a much more compliant Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) confirmation file from the beginning, according to Jonathan Lee, a senior regulatory reporting specialist at Kaizen. “Pretty much everyone in the chain is looking for ways in which to cut costs and... read more
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Shanghai’s NASDAQ-style technology board “a wild gamble”

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new Technology Innovation Board is a “feeble” and “wild gamble” at creating entrepreneurial spirit, which will “crash and burn”, according to Stanley Chao, vice president of All In Consulting and author of Selling to China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)... read more
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Meeting the initial margin challenge – part 3

4th February 2019

Company: Calypso
This third article in the IM series, generated from a recent Calypso Webinar on BCBS-Iosco regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements, recommends learning from those firms who have been through the IM compliance process already, drawing upon their experience through industry organisations such as ISDA and solution providers like Calypso, to... read more
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AI replacement of current market risk models “a long way” off

31st January 2019

Company: bobsguide
Replacing current market risk models with something that has been derived through artificial intelligence (AI), especially unsupervised machine learning, “we are a long way from seeing that,” says Daniel Percy-Hughes, Consultant at Synechron. “There are a couple of reasons for that. One is that they [AI and machine learning]... read more