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Illuminated Data: SFTR May Reach Too Far

While waiting for the regulators’ final word on SFTR’s technical specifications, SFT market participants and counterparties are planning their compliance strategies amid concern that the regulation goes too far in its goal to bring shadow banking into…

Compliance Countdown: On the Home Stretch to Mifid II

September 25 marked exactly 100 days until Europe’s new financial regulatory framework, Mifid II, becomes law. Jamie Hyman gets the lowdown from market participants and observers on whether the industry is ready, what the remaining three months will look…

All Aboard the Training Train

Data practitioners have long bemoaned the lack of professional training and standards around data management—especially for those who may unwittingly incur expensive penalties if they don’t abide by licensing policies. Now that industry association…

Compliance Countdown: 100 Days to MiFID II

Sept. 25 marks exactly 100 days until Europe’s new financial regulatory framework, MiFID II, becomes law. Jamie Hyman gets the lowdown from industry experts on whether the industry is ready, what the next 100 days will look like, which strategies firms…

Beware the Commodity Swap Data Swamp

Data quality for over-the-counter commodity swaps reported to swap data repositories, as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act, has worsened since reporting began more than four years ago, with some blaming the CFTC, while others blame resistance by the SDRs to…

Variation Margin Requirements: The New Big Bang

On March 1 this year, a new set of requirements for variation margins on derivatives trades take effect that will affect nearly all market participants across both cleared and non-cleared derivatives. In the run-up to the deadline, John Brazier finds…

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