This special report explores lessons learned from the first EMIR reporting phase, which became effective on Feb. 12, and looks forward to the newest phase, exploring what the newly reported data will tell regulators about the bigger picture of the derivatives market in the European Union. We also…
It is 10 years since we released our first Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) survey. During those 10 years, financial institutions have ridden the highs, and plunged to the lows, of the economic cycle. Despite these dramatic changes in the business environment, AML has remained a key focus area…
Insurance Risk’s second collateral management survey in conjunction with BNY Mellon finds more insurers are taking steps to prepare for new derivatives regulation, but concerns about collateral availability are mounting
Asset managers are under enormous pressure to operate effectively in today’s New Normal environment. A number of dynamic headwinds have to be overcome if they are to succeed and stand out from the competition.
As Europe embraces a new era of cleared and executed derivativestrading, market participants will have to maximize operational efficiencies to improve risk management, provide greater transparency to clients and counterparties, and to create smoother workflows.
Obligations concerning derivatives reforms under the EU regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (European Markets Infrastructure Regulation, 'EMIR') is summarised in this handy illustrative timeline.
Much of EMIR is now coming more clearly into focus. But a major unknown has for a long time been the question of margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives. BCBS/IOSCO has published its second consultation paper. This white paper considers the implications of these near finalised proposals.
The EC recently withdrew its objection to legislation adopted by the European Commission for technical standards on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade depositories. The reasons for the objections, how the compromise was agreed and what this means for the finance industry is reviewed.
EMIR came into force on 16 August 2012. While most obligations under EMIR do not take effect until 2013, market participants should be increasingly focused on its impact on their businesses. Under discussion is the soon-to-be finalised detailed standards which cover how EMIR will work in practice.