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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Bank of England Seeks to Accelerate Libor Reform

The UK has upped the ante again in driving interest rate benchmark reform away from Libor to risk free rates with the Bank of England unveiling two new initiatives aimed at further supporting the transition. The BoE and the UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are working closely with market participants to support the […]
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Digital Assets Body Adds Four

Global Digital Finance (GDF), the industry body advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital assets, has announced a partnership with Washington-based advisory and advocacy firm FS Vector, as well as four new senior appointments to its global policy and regulatory affairs teams. John Beccia of FS Vector will lead US regulatory affairs for GDF, while European public […]
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And Another Thing…

Sometimes it just pays to have the odd rule in your trading ecosystem to protect you from when things – as they inevitably do – go wrong. The latest to discover this is Japanese crypto exchange Quoine, which this week lost an appeal against a ruling in Singapore that it wrongfully reversed seven crypto trades […]
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ISDA a Step Closer to Benchmark Fallbacks Definition

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a statement summarising responses to a supplemental consultation on the spread and term adjustments that would apply to fallbacks for derivatives referencing euro Libor and Euribor. The statement follows a fourth consultation exercise over the issue that has vexed markets as regulators push for an end to the […]
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In the FICC of It

On this week’s podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over the week’s news, before he is joined by Matthew Kulkin, partner at US law firm Steptoe, and former director of the CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, to discuss all matters regulatory. Lambert is pleased to find out that one of his observations […]
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CFTC Unanimously Approves Reporting Rule Changes

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved two proposed rules to revise CFTC regulations for swap data reporting, dissemination, and public reporting requirements for market participants. The Commission also unanimously approved re-opening the comment period of a proposed rule to amend certain agency regulations related to swap data repositories. All three measures […]
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And Another Thing…

I have been away in the wilds of Australia for a week so a little rusty on what’s hot, but something did catch my eye as I was waiting for my flight home yesterday – yet another realisation by US authorities that they may have got something wrong in their post-GFC rush to regulate everything […]
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ACI FMA Partners with Axiom on FX Global Code

The ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) announced a partnership with Axiom Global Advisors (Axiom) to help market participants around the globe implement and adhere to the FX Global Code. The two partners will collaborate in the delivery of services and tools for market participants to embed the principles of the FX Global Code in […]
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P&L Talk Series with Raidne’s Jamie Walton

With increased interest in financial benchmarks generally, Colin Lambert talks to Jamie Walton, co-founder of Raidne, about Siren, a new FX benchmark that seeks to make things fairer for both buy and sell side. Colin Lambert: What is Siren? Jamie Walton: It’s an idea we had after a meeting with the Bank of England in […]
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