The Search For Identity

For OTC derivatives transactions, market participants seeing more challenges beyond just regulatory reporting demands

Bill Stenning, managing director, clearing, regulatory and strategic affairs, Societe Generale

The regulatory push since 2008 concerning the clearing of over-the-counter derivatives has fundamentally changed the industry, and the recent debate about identifiers for these instruments misses what should be the real focus of regulation, experts say.

Joshua Satten, Napa, Calif.-based consultant at Sapient Global Markets (and formerly an OTC products executive at Northern Trust), says that historically, OTC derivatives were traded bilaterally. But in cleared markets, the central counterparty

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Refinitiv’s PermIDs: Converting needs into opportunity

Refinitiv’s PermID framework was conceived as a proprietary tool to address an internal challenge around identifying objects in the firm’s information model. Once it had proved its worth, it was rolled out to the firm’s clients to significant success.

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