ISDA Urges Authorities to Keep Markets Open

As exchange trading floors are closed amidst the Covid-19 crisis and pressure grows on countries to follow the Phillippines example in closing their markets, the chief executive of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Scott O’Malia, has urged markets be kept open. Writing in the association’s Derivativiews O’Malia notes that some jurisdictions have implemented […]
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Central Banks Coordinate on Further US Dollar Liquidity

The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing a coordinated action to further enhance the provision of liquidity via the standing US dollar liquidity swap line arrangements. To improve the swap lines’ effectiveness in providing US […]
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FSB Issues Review of Mexico’s OTC Derivatives Reforms

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published its peer review of Mexico, which examined the implementation of the G20 commitments on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Mexico’s OTC derivatives market is relatively small from a global perspective, but is the largest in Latin America. The market has a substantial cross-border component, with foreign banks being important players, the […]
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CFTC Praised for Relief to Market Participants

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a raft of no-action letters granting market participants relief from several regulatory requirements. The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued the letters providing temporary, targeted relief to futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, swap dealers, retail foreign exchange dealers, floor brokers, and other […]
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In the FICC of It

The podcast lives up to its name this week with an in-depth look at conditions in fixed income, credit and FX markets as volatility spikes continue in markets generally. After a few observations on bitcoin’s failure to live up to its hype as a hedge in times of turmoil and conditions in the FX market […]
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FCA Launches Review into Wholesale Market Data Services

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun a review into the use and value of data and advanced analytics in wholesale financial markets, both now and in the future. The review comes in the form of a Call for Input (CFI) and will look at three specific areas – trading data, benchmarks and market […]
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AccessFintech and Cappitech Expand Partnership

AccessFintech and Cappitech have announced they will collaborate to deliver greater governance and risk controls for market participants by providing their combined solution to clients across the financial ecosystem. The new collaboration is an extension of the firms’ existing partnership announced in late 2017 to deliver MiFID II solutions to the market. The enhanced services […]
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Associations Publish Best Practice for Trade Reporting

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, (ISDA), the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA), the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the Global Foreign Exchange Division (GFXD) of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) have jointly published a set of best practices for derivatives trade reporting under the European Market […]
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In the FICC of It

Market structure dominates this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert goes to town on the SEC’s refusal to grant Cboe permission to implement a speed bump (and along the way take a few pops at the equity market structure of course), before touching upon news that the LSE-Refinitiv deal may be delayed and what that means […]
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FCA Publishes “Dear CEO” Letter to Asset Managers

UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has published a “Dear CEO” letter to asset management firms, urging them to prepare for the end of Libor “now”. In the letter from Nick Miller, head of asset management supervision at the FCA, it stresses that UK authorities have been clear that the intention is that Libor […]
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