Cappitech says it has extended the regulatory regimes it supports to include the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) OTC derivatives transaction reporting through The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Investment firms and Significant Derivative Holders falling under scope of the MAS’ regulation can leverage Cappitech’s transaction reporting technology to automatically transform their data and […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced several initiatives to support the adoption of the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (Sora), which is administered by MAS. Given Sora’s growing importance as a key interest rate benchmark in Singapore dollar financial markets, MAS explains the initiatives aim to catalyse greater activity in Sora markets, safeguard the […]
Deutsche Bank has announced its intention to establish an e-FX hub in Singapore by developing an FX trading and pricing engine onshore, in conjunction with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This will be the bank’s fourth global FX centre, along with New York, London and Tokyo and is intended to provide clients with the ability to […]
BNY Mellon has unveiled plans to build a high-performance FX pricing and trading engine in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the latest milestone as the bank continues to enhance its foreign exchange presence in the region. The bank will establish new low-latency electronic FX infrastructure in Singapore, helping to improve execution quality and price […]
JP Morgan has become the latest FX player to establish an e-FX trading and pricing engine in Singapore as it seeks to speed up execution for clients in the region. It joins a host of trading firms and platforms to set up a presence in the city state as part of a plan announced by […]
As flagged in a release earlier this week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have officially launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, marking what the BIS says is its first expansion of its global footprint in 17 years. The hub will, BIS says, foster innovation and greater collaboration […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the establishment of the Steering Committee for SOR Transition to SORA. The committee will oversee an industry-wide interest rate benchmark transition from SOR to SORA. SOR is a key interest rate benchmark in Singapore that is used in the pricing of SGD interest rate derivatives, commercial and retail […]
Jump Liquidity is the latest FX trading business to announce that it is partnering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to bring its FX pricing engine to Singapore, joining a growing list of bank and non-bank liquidity providers to do so. Singapore will be the third pricing engine location provided by Jump Liquidity, which […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says it will introduce regulations to require OTC derivatives to be cleared on central counterparties (CCPs) with effect from 1 October 2018.
MAS says central clearing will make the trading of OTC derivatives in Singapore safer as it mitigates counterparty credit risks inherent in these trades.
The mandatory clearing requirement will apply to Singapore dollar and US dollar fixed-floating interest rate swaps as these are the most widely traded interest rate derivatives in Singapore. Banks whose gross notional outstanding OTC derivatives exceed $20 billion will be required to clear their trades through CCPs that are regulated by MAS.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a consultation paper as part of its plans to formalise expectations for holders of a capital markets services licence, banks, merchant banks and finance companies to have in place policies and procedures to place to ensure best execution and to support fair outcomes for customers.
The consultation is in tandem with MAS’ earlier proposal for a market operator to have in place measures to facilitate its members’ execution of customers’ orders in the customers’ interests, and to ensure that its handling and execution of bids and offers is conducted on a fair and objective basis.