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29 January 2015

Pro-Reform Reconsideration of the CFTC Swaps Trading ...

J.C. Giancarlo, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

In a new white paper, CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo analyzes flaws in the CFTC’s implementation of its swaps trading regulatory framework under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and proposes a more effective alternative. He identifies the adverse consequences of the flawed swaps trading rules and proposes an alternative swaps trading ... rest of story...

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Initial Margin, Swap Pricing and a Market-Maker Advantage

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In the new swaps world in which we live, it is increasingly important for market-makers to keep a balanced book, as this will actually reduce a dealer’s Initial Margin requirement at the CCP. This is one key aspect of how new liquidity providers can out-maneuver the incumbents. Continue

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