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    1. December 1, 2014

      O’Connor to step down as chair of Isda

      Stephen O’Connor has stepped down as full-time chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda), one...

    2. October 28, 2014

      Singapore to examine swaps trading change

      Singapore is considering whether to require market participants to trade on regulated electronic trading platforms, marking...

    1. October 24, 2014

      Comment: Solving the too-big-to-fail puzzle

      In the wake of the financial crisis, policy makers and regulators pledged to ensure banks are never again deemed to be too...

    2. October 12, 2014

      New derivative rules ‘offer asset managers nothing’

      Asset managers have voiced opposition to plans by the world’s biggest banks to rewrite derivative contract rules to prevent...

    3. October 11, 2014

      Banks agree to derivatives rules to cope with future crisis

      The world's largest banks have agreed to give up their rights to immediately end derivatives contracts with crisis-hit...

    4. October 8, 2014

      Derivatives reform aims to prevent another Lehman

      When Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, it sent shockwaves through the financial system – and an army of junior...

    5. October 8, 2014

      Investors warn on crisis plan for derivatives

      Institutional investors and pension funds have warned they may resist a plan by the world’s biggest banks to rewrite their...

    6. October 7, 2014

      Banks rewrite derivatives rules to cope with future crisis

      The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing...

    7. October 6, 2014

      Financial crisis overhaul for credit swaps

      The credit derivatives market was adjusting on Monday to its biggest overhaul in more than a decade following the...

    8. September 29, 2014

      FSB backs derivatives crisis-clause

      Global regulators have backed a plan by the global derivatives industry to allow authorities more time to decide on a...

    9. September 26, 2014

      Isda seeks green light on margin model

      Derivatives markets participants are expecting to receive the green light from regulators to develop an industry initiative...

    10. September 24, 2014

      Global repository plan ‘a dream’, says Isda CEO

      A plan to create a centralised mechanism for the world’s global over-the-counter-derivatives data has been called “a dream”...

    11. September 3, 2014

      Fed steps up search for Libor alternative

      The US Federal Reserve is stepping up efforts to corral market participants to agree to alternatives to the US dollar Libor...

    12. September 2, 2014

      Brussels urged to resolve delay over trade rules definition

      Commodity industry groups have urged Brussels to resolve a long-running delay over their definition of off-exchange...

    13. August 26, 2014

      Arbitrage wastes the talents of finance’s finest minds

      In 1997 the late Robin Potts was asked by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association to review the new market in...

    14. August 21, 2014

      HFT ‘cheetahs’ get Chilton as an adviser

      One of the world’s most outspoken critics of high-speed traders has signed on as an adviser to an industry group for...

    15. July 23, 2014

      O’Malia to take helm at Isda

      Scott O’Malia, who this week quit as a commissioner at the main regulator of the US swaps industry, will become head of the...

    16. April 30, 2014

      ICE wins control of Isdafix swaps benchmark

      IntercontinentalExchange has won control of a key benchmark for the derivatives market, as banks and traders in global swaps...

    17. April 27, 2014

      Swaps and derivatives: Tougher capital rules boost traders’ feelings of security

      Last month the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda), a trade body, asked members and swaps users if...

    18. April 10, 2014

      Traders warn on deadline for new swaps rules

      Swaps dealers have warned a mid-May deadline forcing them to comply with new US rules for over-the-counter trading remains...

    19. March 5, 2014

      ISDA stymied over derivatives contracts rewrite

      A global regulatory initiative to rewrite the way derivatives contracts work in a default may be slowed amid concerns that...

    20. January 27, 2014

      ICAP deprived of role in rate benchmark

      The administrator of one of the market’s most widely used benchmarks for derivatives is to shake up the way it compiles...

    21. January 21, 2014

      US swaps trading rules have ‘split market’

      New US legislation for swaps trading has dramatically fragmented the transatlantic market in the past three months, with...

    22. December 4, 2013

      CFTC sued by trade groups over swaps rules

      Three industry groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission challenging the agency’s...

    23. November 21, 2013

      Bloomberg kicks off electronic MAC swaps trading

      The standardisation of interest rate derivatives has notched a new milestone with the first electronic transaction of a...

    24. November 6, 2013

      Regulators urge rewrite for derivatives contracts

      Senior regulators have urged the derivatives industry to rewrite the way its contracts work to reduce the financial chaos...

    25. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2013

      CDS Q&A JIC

      We had refrained from posting this helpful CDS explainer because a deal on the shutdown and debt ceiling appeared close...

    26. October 7, 2013

      US default fears spark liquidity warning

      Financial firms trading in US Treasury securities are preparing contingency plans in the event of a debt default, as experts...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2013

      An elegant solution to a conspiracy problem

      OK, hands up. We did not pay attention in March when Canadian securities regulators proposed to tighten rules for when...

    28. July 4, 2013

      Credit default swaps: reputational damage

      As if the credit default swaps industry – or banks, for that matter – needed more reputational damage. The European...

    29. July 2, 2013

      Trading places

      Since the beginning of the eurozone crisis, credit default swaps have not exactly been popular with European legislators....

    30. July 1, 2013

      Banks charged with blocking CDS market

      Investment banks’ 20-year grip over credit insurance markets has come under regulatory assault as Brussels served charges...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2013

      Incumbents don't like disruption shocker: CDS edition

      The European Commission has been investigating goings-on in the CDS world since Deutsche Borse and CME tried to enter...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2013

      Introducing "ISDA risk" - it's like basis risk, but more annoying

      How many different types of risk can you name? Operational risk, market risk, liquidity risk, legal risk, credit risk, etc....

    33. June 13, 2013

      Banks face derivatives shake-up in Asia

      Global banks trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives with some Asian counterparties risk being in breach of US...

    34. June 12, 2013

      LSE names Isda chairman as non-exec

      The London Stock Exchange has appointed two non-executive directors as it continues to refresh its board. Stephen O’Connor,...

    35. April 30, 2013

      OTC trading reform threatens Asian markets

      Asia’s banks may have avoided the worst of the global financial crisis, but its derivatives markets could still suffer the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2013

      Banks told to sit down and shut up or else some of them will get ice cream and others won't, which will indeed totally suck

      “One thing that I think would stand you in very good stead is to avoid lobbying – influencing policy is probably a better...

    37. April 24, 2013

      Swaps trading enters new era

      The standardisation of global derivatives is set to enter a new phase, led by the introduction of so-called “MAC” swaps for...

    38. April 9, 2013

      Swap traders’ morning fix under scrutiny

      For two decades, one electronic page on trading terminals has dominated the shadowy world of interest rate swap trading...

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