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  1. Bloomberg and UBS clash over Sef aggregation

    UBS claims Bloomberg is dragging its heels in enabling credit checks of firms that access the Sef in this way - without which trades cannot be concluded - and has suggested this could be seen as a breach of Commodity Futures Trading Commission...

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

    A no-action letter issued by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to Texas-based Southwest Airlines on November 6 may herald a broader shift in the CFTC's policy of requiring commodity derivatives end-users to report their swap...

  3. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Michael O'Brien, global head of trading at Eaton Vance in Boston, says Isda did not invite his firm to join the working group or seek his view on the matter. The most likely outcome is that big banks will be barred from trading swaps with...

  4. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    This new type of trading protocol is being referred to as 'NAV-based trading'. Under the NAV-based trading model, the product will trade throughout the day at a small premium or discount around the NAV, as determined by trading costs.

  5. Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

    Therefore, consider bringing in specialists who can use state-of-the-art investigation techniques to ethically seek out the possible sources of disingenuous information and errant share trading activity.

  6. Looking back: El Niño boosts weather derivatives

    George Carrick, head of structured products trading at Kansas-based Koch Industries, says a large number of enquiries are coming from US fuel oil and propane distributors wanting to hedge the risk of a warm winter reducing demand for their products.

  7. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    The UK bank has also created a product that provides exposure to the classic merger arbitrage trading strategy in order to attract money that has traditionally been allocated to hedge funds. This enables the asset manager to deliver an investment...

  8. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    That model is now changing, as increased risk aversion and regulatory reforms designed to return the cost of liquidity and capital to more sustainable levels favour more agency-based trading models. Market participants increasingly fear liquidity...

  9. JPX has 'no plans' to list Nikkei 400 futures overseas

    A new trading system set for launch in mid-2016 may also lead to JPX-listed products such as interest rate and foreign exchange futures. But we are introducing a next-generation trading system and this new technology will add capabilities to list...

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

    In recent weeks, European officials have suggested the December deadline could be pushed back, allowing more time for differences to be ironed out with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), but there has been no formal delay.

  11. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to postpone the migration of the most complex package transactions into swap execution facility (Sef) trading after recognising that US swap market participants are not prepared to execute them on...

  12. Moody's sees $14.5bn FX fines for top banks

    Meanwhile, JP Morgan has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission it is under criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, with the regulators...

  13. SunGard taps videogames to boost risk technology

    What has happened over the last few years is that banks have started trading increasing amounts of sophisticated products, for which they have to do more sophisticated types of calculations to manage their risk exposure, and the regulators have...