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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    According to an International Capital Market Association survey last December, around 37% of reverse repos are transacted with these entities. However, the opposite repo trade with a non-bank financial institution receives a 0% ASF.

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    We have serious concerns about banking regulators' efforts to suspend rights that protect customers during US bankruptcy proceedings," said Stuart Kaswell, general counsel at the Managed Funds Association (MFA), which represents US hedge funds.

  3. "Europeans are the problem" in CCP oversight standoff

    That is the claim of three CCP representatives, speaking during a Futures Industry Association (FIA) conference in Chicago this week. If approval is not granted, trades cleared at a non-qualifying CCP would attract the same capital as a bilateral...

  4. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    Speaking at the Futures Industry Association conference in Chicago yesterday, CFTC chairman Timothy Massad announced that the November 15 deadline for the expiration of no-action relief allowing package trades to continue to trade off-Sef is to be...

  5. UKSPA launches structured product classification system

    The UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) has introduced a standardised system of product codes to help identify product structures. This method for distinguishing between products follows the example of the European Structured Investment...

  6. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    In the meantime, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association is also understood to be working on a documentation initiative to help clients communicate to dealers which category they belong in.

  7. US bilateral margin rules: a hit parade of horrors

    For several such issues, the industry is agnostic on what approach is used, but there should be consistency across different jurisdictions," says Athanassios Diplas, senior adviser to the board at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

  8. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    Speaking at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association's European conference in London in September, the group's chairman, Stephen O'Connor, countered industry concerns by saying LCH.Clearnet and CME "probably" have enough of their own...

  9. Conflict of interest: banks call for unity on Eonia

    The industry had been quietly considering this issue since 2011, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association released a negative interest rate protocol in May – three months before Eonia went negative – which would amend adhering...

  10. CME rule hurts FX broker business, say participants

    The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association was one of the associations that protested to the CFTC in April, when the proposed changes to rule 538 had already been announced, stating: "The rule's principal objectives appear to be to...

  11. Financial entity definition worries US utilities

    If they are classified as a financial entity, they would not be able to be classified as an end-user," says Lopa Parikh, director of federal regulatory affairs for energy supply at the Edison Electric Institute, the Washington, DC-based trade...

  12. Swiss trade bodies issue new transparency guidelines

    The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) and the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) have issued joint guidelines on structured products designed to increase transparency in promotional materials and distributor charges for non-qualified...

  13. Deadline looms for Isda group on resolution protocol

    The resolution defaults protocol is a document being developed by an International Swaps and Derivatives Association working group under the direction of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). These regimes include mandatory stays, but would only...

  14. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    Trade association Insurance Europe even goes so far as to say a botched valuation basis could prove a “fatal flaw” in the requirement. The North American Chief Risk Officer Forum, a trade association, gave an even more alarmist response, stating...

  15. 4 Ways B2B SEO Tactics Augment Event Marketing Initiatives

    Branded keyword data helps validate the performance of event marketing in association with brand development and webmaster tool programs provide a simple way to better support this initiative. Trade show participation consistently ranks in the top...

  16. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Search marketing industry association SEMPO has appealed to the FTC for a review and revision of the 2002 guidelines for search engine disclosure of paid advertisements in search results. Our membership includes the leaders and experts in the...