One of the ongoing problems regarding the adoption of cryptocurrencies by mainstream financial firms was on full display at a fintech event hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York this week. The problem was highlighted by a fairly innocuous sounding question from the moderator: what is the problem that cryptocurrencies […]
DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral, the joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has announced that the Margin Transit Utility (MTU) collateral settlement infrastructure community has added six more dealers to its roster as it moves beyond its pilot production phase.
Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, UBS and Wells Fargo have adopted MTU, Global Collateral says, joining over 30 investment management, administrator and custodian firms, including Brandywine Global Investment Management, Fidelity International, Franklin Templeton, Vanguard and Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) who have adopted the service.
In this week’s In the FICC of It from Profit & Loss Colin Lambert lifts the veil of secrecy around how this podcast is created and Galen Stops talks about democratising financial markets. They also engage on the latest FX volume surveys and ask ‘are they accurate?’ as well as talk about the impact of regulation on non-bank market makers. They also seek to explode the myth that people are leaving the banking industry in droves and briefly touch upon what Colin Lambert calls ‘the madness of regulation’.
DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral, a joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and NEX, have announced a new partnership to streamline and improve OTC derivatives margin call processes.
As a new member of the Global Collateral Partner Program, NEX is currently working to link its TriResolve Margin Web-based collateral management solution with Global Collateral’s Margin Transit Utility to provide mutual clients with a centralised view across margin call operations. The connected service will also help users to meet regulatory compliance objectives around the margining of uncleared OTC derivatives transactions.
Regulatory reporting, data and risk management solutions provider AxiomSL, has appointed Peter Tierney as CEO of the firm’s Asia Pacific region.
After two years of endless hype, Galen Stops looks at whether 2017 will be the year that distributed ledger technology broadly starts getting put into production within mainstream financial services.
Last year saw numerous firms producing proof-of-concepts (POC) regarding the potential application of distributed ledger technology (DLT), issuing whitepapers about the technology and hosting “hackathons” and other events to discuss and promote its use within financial services.
Profit & Loss covered the major developments around DLT last year, but the editorial team started expressing frustration towards the end of the year regarding the disparity between the PR and subsequent press coverage surrounding DLT and the actual amount of tangible projects being put into production using this technology.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed its proof-of-concept for using a distributed ledger based solution to manage the clearing and settlement of US Treasury, Agency, and Agency Mortgage-Backed repurchase agreement (repo) transactions.
Working with Digital Asset, the two companies have demonstrated the successful netting of “start” leg repo transactions with prior end-of-day net securities obligations in the DTCC environment. With Phase One now complete, DTCC and Digital Asset have progressed to Phase Two, where they will form a Stakeholder Working Group comprised of leading market participants active in the $3 trillion per day U.S. repo and related transaction market to collect independent feedback and ensure the solution is aligned with industry needs.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has selected IBM, in partnership with Axoni and R3, to provide a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework for derivatives post-trade lifecycle events.
The firms will work collaboratively to re-platform DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), building a derivatives distributed ledger solution for post-trade processing based on existing TIW capabilities and interfaces with technology providers and market participants.
The TIW service currently automates the record keeping, lifecycle events, and payment management for more than $11 trillion of cleared and bilateral credit derivatives.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) says that its Global Trade Repository (GTR) has added trade repository services for Newfoundland and Labrador.
With this addition, DTCC says GTR now supports all Canadian provinces and territories.
In an effort to achieve improved risk analysis, all Canadian provinces and territories have adopted harmonised derivatives reporting regulations. These rules require reporting for OTC derivatives transactions, including rate, credit, equity, FX and commodity derivatives.
GTR is anticipated to begin support for public price dissemination in January 2017, across all Canadian provinces and territories, DTCC says.
DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral, a joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), says that State Street has agreed to participate in a pilot program to test their Margin Settlement Messaging Service. The service, powered by Margin Transit Utility (MTU) technology, has been developed to provide straight-through-processing for the settlement of margin obligations. […]