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    1. June 29, 2015

      Credit swaps reform focuses on roll dates

      A tentative agreement on overhauling the workings of credit derivatives on specific companies beckons as the market...

    2. June 15, 2015

      Markets urge regulators to fix data confusion

      In a rare display of unity, banks, futures brokers, hedge funds and asset managers have joined together to urge global...

    1. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2015

      Calling CDS users, Citi would like your opinion

      OK, yes, online surveys are mostly of dubious use. Still, as we might be interested to know what the world thinks about...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Credit derivatives deserve a revival but only if financiers grow up

      This month, Wall Street is back with a new lobbying campaign. But this latest battle is not about bank capital or...

    3. May 20, 2015

      ISDA looks to overhaul single name CDS

      The financial industry is seeking to overhaul a vital but deteriorating part of the credit derivatives market.by...

    4. May 20, 2015

      CFTC takes aim at Isdafix manipulation with Barclays case

      Barclays has become the first bank to be fined in the long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of US...

    5. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged...

    6. March 9, 2015

      Swap dealers making industry model to price derivatives deals

      The world’s largest swap dealers are working on an industry utility to allow them to independently calculate the full...

    7. 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),...

    8. October 28, 2014

      Singapore to examine swaps trading change

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

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. July 2, 2013

      Trading places

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

    38. 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...

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