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BST North America Panel: Derivatives Regulation Creates Tech Limbo, Opportunities

A panel of industry experts discussed the impact regulation of OTC derivative trading will have and what the future holds for the market at 2014's Buy-Side...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Buy-Side Operations | 08 Oct 2014


Former CFTC Commissioner Chilton to Advise HFT Lobbying Firm

Bart Chilton, one of the commission's most vocal opponents of high-frequency trading (HFT) during his time with the regulator, will now serve as an advisor to Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), a group which advocates on behalf of and is backed by a quartet...

Sell-Side Technology | News | People | 25 Aug 2014

Scott O'Malia

Rapid-Fire Appointment Sees O'Malia Take Isda Top Spot

O'Malia as the new Isda CEO less than two days after resignation from US regulator made public

Inside Reference Data | News | People | 23 Jul 2014

Scott O'Malia

CFTC's Commissioner O'Malia to Resign Next Month

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner, Scott O'Malia, has announced in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that he will resign next month.

Sell-Side Technology | News | People | 22 Jul 2014


Former CFTC General Counsel: US Swaps Reform a Mixed Bag of Outcomes

Terry Arbit, former deputy general counsel for legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and now partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, gave attendees at this morning's Waters Breakfast Briefing a first-hand...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 10 Jun 2014


Virtues of Consistency

Philosophers and authors may dismiss consistency as an overrated refuge for unimaginative minds, but when it comes to industrial strength data quality efforts, it proves to be a necessity.

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 10 Apr 2014


CFTC Opens Discussions on Standard Structure for Global UTI

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has begun speaking to other regulators about the possibility of creating a standard structure for a global unique transaction identifier

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 26 Mar 2014

Scott O'Malia

O'Malia Outlines How CFTC Can Tackle its Data Difficulties

Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Scott O'Malia says regulator must improve swaps data quality, and develop automated surveillance and risk analytics tools

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 26 Mar 2014


Trade Identifier Tangle

Unique trade identifiers have quickly emerged as the most complicated element of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation’s trade reporting requirements, which came into effect on February 12. Nicholas Hamilton finds out why using the new identifier...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 05 Mar 2014


Europe Takes First Steps Toward Electronic Derivatives Trading

With provisional agreement on the Mifid II text by European political authorities, electronic execution of derivatives is set to spread over the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. In terms of equivalence, interoperability, and mutual recognition, how...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 07 Feb 2014

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...


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