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Main Trends in Collateral Management

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By: Securities Lending Times According to the new survey conducted by Sapient Global Markets in March, evolution towards the front office has been identified as one of the main trends for efficient collateral management across global market participants. The research … Continue reading

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ICMA Report on The European Repo Market

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The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has released the results of its latest survey into the state of the European repo market.  Over the years these surveys have mirrored the fluctuations in the repo markets and this 25th survey which … Continue reading

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Tougher measures on capital requirements proposed by the regulators

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By: FT.com Global regulators on Thursday proposed new measures to toughen up the regime that governs capital requirements for banks’ trading books. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a consultation paper proposing that banks use a standardised approach to determine … Continue reading

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Clearstream and DCCC cooperation on collateral management for CCP margining

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By: SecuritiesLendingTimes Clearstream’s global liquidity hub has its first Middle Eastern central counterparty (CCP) link. The Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), which is the CCP of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, has agreed to cooperate on collateral management for CCP … Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

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OTC Derivatives Market Update

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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

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The risks involved in securities settlement and custodial services

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Court verdict on Wells Fargo’s securities lending programme A federal court jury in Minnesota has rejected an $8.2m claim by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and other institutional investors that Wells Fargo & Co misrepresented a securities lending programme … Continue reading

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Boost to the Triparty Repo Settlement Interoperability

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The ICMA European Repo Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with Clearstream, Euroclear and Eurex Clearing, which engages those providers in a joint project focusing on increasing the efficiency of the repo market. Through this agreement Eurex Clearing will be … Continue reading

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13 Banks Accused of Blocking CDS Market

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Barclays, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, UBS and JP Morgan are amongst 13 banks accused by EU Commission of blocking the access for exchanges to the CDS market on fears that this would reduce their profits. Deutsche Börse and Chicago Mercantile Exchange … Continue reading

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