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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    New Wave of Electronic Trading in Brazil

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    Surveillance and Best Ex in the OTC Markets

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    2014 TOP VIDEOS: The Buy-Side Transition to SEFs

    This video originally was published on Feb. 19, 2014. As the buy side looks to connect with the various SEFs, two major concerns have dominated the discussion: the search for liquidity and the onboarding process. ...

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Initial Margin, Swap Pricing and a Market-Maker Advantage

Chris Barnes, Clarus Financial Technology

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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