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  1. Bloomberg and UBS clash over Sef aggregation

    Speaking later in the day, the CFTC's Vincent McGonagle, director of its division of market oversight, said the agency is now looking at the issue and implied the regulator has made up its mind about the outcome: "We are going to ask questions of...

  2. US airline wins Dodd-Frank real-time reporting delay

    It is unusual for the CFTC to issue such a targeted no-action letter affecting a single end-user. That has led some observers to wonder if the commission will issue similar relief to a wider array of firms, given that Southwest's concerns about...

  3. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    Speaking at a Risk conference in Stockholm in May, one bank executive claimed the issue had caused a rift within the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: "When we have talked to regulators at the Basel Committee about this, it's quite clear...

  4. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Several buy-side sources complain they were not consulted on the protocol, have not seen the document, and were not even aware Isda had convened a working group on the issue. Lawyers and funds allege lack of consultation in crucial too-big-to-fail fix

  5. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Indeed, independence of provider has become a higher priority after investor suspicion about bank proprietary indexes was exacerbated by following the Libor and foreign exchange benchmark fixing scandals, which prompted the International...

  6. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    Risk.net understands that the FSB will issue a list of G-Siis in November 2015, although insurance industry sources are uncertain whether it will include G-Sii reinsurers. IAIS assessment methodology under fire again for lack of clarity

  7. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    We recognise the market needs a bit more time on certain remaining packages, and I expect the staff will issue the letter shortly," said Massad. We are still considering those comments, as well as the relationship of this issue to other cross...

  8. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    Arguably you could have an issue over the average duration of your portfolio. Banks fear that a number of standard equity markets practices – ranging from futures hedging to short selling and IPO underwriting – will be hurt by the final version of...

  9. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    He was the second senior supervisor to address the issue in recent weeks, after Charles Taylor – an official at the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – told a conference in New York that regulators were "beginning to understand it...

  10. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    So there is an issue of insufficient supply on that end. A number of local companies on the Thai market, especially in the energy sector, have large dollar balance sheets, which means they are often happy to issue a local currency bond and swap...

  11. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Dealers have long warned of the complexities inherent in pricing such trades, but Esma's rejigging of the counterparty definitions has pushed the issue to the fore once again, they say. Retroactive need to count up trades could hit clients this week

  12. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Pension funds themselves are largely unaware of the issue, but banks warn it will start to bite as more trades are cleared and interest rates rise. Asset managers say FCMs have been worse communicators since a similar issue involving the Department...

  13. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    For its private bank, UBS took white-labelling to a new level with Project Domino, which has allowed clients to issue 3,000 mini-future warrants. UBS is active across all major geographies and covers the full product set.