Asset Classes Archive

April 15, 2014

New bill wades into CFTC overreach debate

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission may be limited in its ability to enforce new swaps rules if a bill that has gained early support in the US House of Representatives is passed. read more>

April 15, 2014

FIA joins SEF data aggregators

US derivatives trade body the Futures Industry Association has launched a service charting trading volumes on swap execution facilities, in line with similar offerings from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and regulatory data. read more>

April 15, 2014

Volatility could limit banks’ buy-side support

Industry fears are growing over potential impacts of high volatility on banks' ability to support asset managers’ OTC derivatives trading and clearing. read more>

April 14, 2014

BlackRock calls for exchange status change

BlackRock calls for exchange status change

The world’s largest buy-side firm by assets under management wants policymakers to consider a minimum market share for US venues to maintain their exchange licence, in order to reduce market fragmentation. read more>

April 09, 2014

IEX not anti-HFT, says founder

US trading venue IEX, which has been the focus on intense media coverage since featuring in Michael Lewis’ ‘Flash Boys’ book, is not anti-high-frequency trading said its chief strategy officer, Ronan Ryan. read more>

April 04, 2014

OTC options clearing not mandated, but beneficial - OCC

The benefits of cross-margining are driving the US’ Options Clearing Corporation to launch a clearing service for OTC options despite it not being mandated. read more>

April 04, 2014

CFTC takes collaborative approach for swaps data

US derivatives regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Office of Financial Research have agreed to work together to improve the quality of information reporting to swap data repositories. read more>

April 04, 2014

Survey shows growing CCP concern

A system risk survey conducted by Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation has shown a doubling of the number of industry participants worried about risk in central counterparties with the onset of central swaps clearing. read more>

April 01, 2014

trueEX boosted by post-trade offering

Swaps trading platform trueEX this week announced it had processed over US$100 billion in bunched order allocations, which its chief has said will drive buy-side activity on the platform. read more>

April 01, 2014

Cross-margining central to buy-side SEF trading

Use of collateral optimisation services such as cross-margining will decide where asset managers trade OTC derivatives on new swap execution facilities, Sean Owens, director of fixed income at consultancy Woodbine Associates has said. read more>