Swap execution facilities (SEFs)

Will OTFs End OTC Markets?

Aggelos explains that both the European Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority have been explicit in their communication when it comes to derivatives trading in general and transparency around OTC products in particular, in the run…

SEF Establishment Forces Big Decisions for Sell-Side Firms

The launch of swap execution facilities (SEFs) was always going to mean tremendous change for the derivatives market. For the sell side it’s also prompted soul searching around how they differentiate themselves for institutional clients.

ASX Eyes Yieldbroker Stake

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has made a binding offer to trading platform Yieldbroker, in which it would acquire a 49 percent stake in the firm.

BGC's SEF Connects with Traiana CreditLink

BGC Partners has announced that its swap execution facility (SEF), BGC Derivatives Markets, can now utilize pre-trade credit checks at Traiana's CreditLink facility, before passing on trades for third-party clearing.

Icap Launches UK-Based SEF

Interdealer broker Icap has officially launched its London-based swap execution facility (SEF), IGDL.

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