In the news: Repo round-up

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 fall short of the standards on a case by case basis and subject to acceptable […]

Ranking the top multi-family offices

HSBC Private Wealth Solutions tops the multi-family office list according to a report compiled by Bloomberg.  The report which is based on self-reported data ranks multi-family offices by the amount of assets under investment as at the end of 2012. According to the report HSBC manages assets totalling $137.3 billion on behalf of 340 families, […]

OTC Derivatives Markets are predicted to grow in Asia

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets are poised for further growth in Asia, according to a report published today by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) at the outset of its 28th Annual General Meeting, which is being held in Singapore. The report, The Asian OTC Derivatives Markets, was prepared for ISDA by Celent, a division of Oliver […]

ICMA support for the development of the Repo market in Russia

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA) on the Repo market in Russia. It analyses the enforceability and validity of GMRA in Russia. GMRA is a widely used agreement for documenting cross border transactions and as such it secures the legal development of the Russian repo market. To read […]

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