Blog Home


Tag Archives: derivatives

← Older posts

Here comes the MiFID II

Posted on by aldopuch

By Stanley Epstein, Eureka Financial The original Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force in November 2007. MiFID brought competition to the trading procedures in the European Union. Under MiFID investment firms could operate throughout the EU on … Continue reading

Posted in Banking Regulations, Derivatives, Financial Markets, MiFID, Securities Settlement | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

International Securities Settlements and Custodial Services Program in London

Posted on by aldopuch

  Register for a practical 2 day International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services course in London – 7-8 of July 2014. This 2 day training program is designed to provide delegates with practical  knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and … Continue reading

Posted in Custodial Services, Financial Markets, Operational Risk Management, Payments, Securities Settlement, Training London, transaction banking | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Libor effect on derivatives

Posted on by aldopuch

The UK Court of Appeal is this week hearing two cases in an attempt to determine whether the Libor rate rigging scandal can be considered to be sufficient grounds for invalidating derivatives contracts.  In the first of the cases Barclays … Continue reading

Posted in Banking Operations, Derivatives, Financial Markets, Money Markets, Risk Management, Trading | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

JPMorgan agreed to pay $920M to Settle London Whale Probes

Posted on by aldopuch

By Bloomberg.com JP Morgan agreed to pay $920 million in penalties and admitted violating securities laws last year as top managers withheld information from the board. Senior executives had evidence by late April 2012 that traders in the chief investment … Continue reading

Posted in Banking Operations, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Regulation, Risk Management, Trading | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

More difficulties for asset managers and pension funds to access OTC derivatives market

Posted on by aldopuch

Impact of Dodd-Frank on asset management and pension funds in the US With the new section of Dodd-Frank regulations which came into life on 9th of September, asset managers and pension funds in the US will face more difficulties in … Continue reading

Posted in Derivatives, Financial Markets, Money Markets, Regulation, Securities Settlement, Trading | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

OTC Derivatives Market Update

Posted on by aldopuch

Derivatives move into the shadows According to FT shadow financial institutions are taking advantage of a wave of new derivatives regulation imposed on the banks. This has resulted in a substantial portion of the derivative market moving away from the mainstream banks … Continue reading

Posted in Derivatives, Financial Markets, Regulation, Trading | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In the news: Repo round-up

Posted on by aldopuch

ECB temporarily relaxes rules on ASBs With effect from 16 October the European Central Bank (ECB) is imposing higher reporting standards for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS).  However it has agreed to temporarily consider accepting securities which … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Derivatives, Money Markets, Repo Market, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

OTC repo transactions in Russia reach more than RUB120 billion.

Posted on by aldopuch

According to Securities Lending Times, the value of securities used as collateral for the Bank of Russia’s OTC repo transactions is at the moment more than RUB120 billion. The National Settlement Depository (NSD) provides the collateral management services for the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Derivatives, Money Markets, Repo Market, Securities Settlement, Trading | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Repo tool by FED to affect the short-term lending markets

Posted on by aldopuch

By FT.com Policy makers were briefed by Simon Potter, head of the markets group at the New York Fed, about establishing a “fixed-rate, full-allotment overnight reverse repo” facility. This would operate alongside the Fed’s existing reverse repo facility that is … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Derivatives, Money Markets, Repo Market | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

ICMA issues covered bond statement

Posted on by aldopuch

  The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has issued a statement to the credit rating agencies relating to the methodologies used in rating covered bonds.  The statement revolves around the volatility of covered bond ratings in particular and other ratings … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Derivatives, Money Markets, Repo Market | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment
← Older posts