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Yesterday’s vote on final rules governing the operation of swap execution facilities (SEFs) by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was...
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) passed a series of final rules yesterday, designed to govern how swap execution facilities (SEFs) will operate, and how instruments will trade through them.
A group of back office vendors at the Futures Industry Association (FIA) New York Expo had a chance to brag about the most exciting product they have on offer, or in the works. This is what they offered up.
The Fixed Income Connectivity Working Group (FICWG) has completed its cash bond trading connectivity specification, and signed a number of inter-dealer brokers, exchanges and dealer-to-client platforms as adopters of the standard, expanding the fixed-income...
Risk and compliance have always been, if not married, then at least dating. Recently, though, they’ve become that weird, co-dependent couple that answers for each other, having to call home to check in every two hours. A few risk managers at a recent...
A joint ISDA–Sifma poll shows near universal dislike for a CFTC proposal on SEFs, but it turns out the regulator has already changed its tune. In this respect, at least, SEFs are safe from a mass exodus.
European regulators’ demands are realistic, but the incremental technology-related changes they are proposing will significantly impact overall market structure and liquidity, say panelists who spoke at last week's FIX Protocol Ltd. (FPL) EMEA Trading...
As Europe moves towards T+2, or settling two days after trade date, moves to further shorten settlement cycles are unlikely to be mandated by regulators, panelists and attendees at the FPL EMEA Trading Conference said last week.
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Complex, dated and unwieldy data infrastructure is not uncommon among even the most progressive companies in the world of finance. As financial regulations...
With the launch of a new legal entity identifier (LEI) looming, the financial services industry needs to get ready to ensure efficient and timely implementation...