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    2. April 13, 2016

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      Leap year date confusion leads to derivatives fallout

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    4. February 16, 2016

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      Moody's gives nod to systemic role of clearing houses

      Moody’s released its new methodology for rating clearing houses on Thursday, a move that underscores the growing...

    6. December 20, 2015

      Derivatives regulation spat nears Transatlantic detente

      A transatlantic dispute that has left a glaring gap in global financial regulation is on course to be resolved in 2016...

    7. December 4, 2015

      Europe drops antitrust probe into banks’ CDS market activities

      A four-year investigation by Europe’s antitrust authorities into allegations of collusion in the credit insurance...

    8. October 22, 2015

      Banks warn risk assessments harm trading

      Cash-conscious investment banks are stepping up their lobbying against new global risk-calculation models for their...

    9. September 22, 2015

      Commodity traders given breathing room

      Hedge funds and Wall Street banks face an easier time keeping large oil, grain and metal trades after persuading the US...

    10. September 11, 2015

      Wall Street banks to settle CDS lawsuit for $1.9bn

      Some of Wall Street’s biggest banks have agreed to a $1.87bn settlement to resolve allegations that they clubbed...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2015

      Calling CDS users, Citi would like your opinion

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    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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),...

    20. October 28, 2014

      Singapore to examine swaps trading change

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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