Regulation & compliance
|November 13th, 2012||Portfolio Reconciliation: How to Adjust Processes to Comply with New Financial Regulation
In a Q&A, TriOptima’s David White explores the impact new financial regulation will have on portfolio reconciliation and dispute resolution processing and how firms can adjust operations to comply with new rules.
|November 9th, 2012||Improving the BIS International Banking Statistics
A report released today by the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) documents a series of enhancements which are designed to make significant and long-lasting improvements to the international banking statistics (IBS) collected by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Full press release and report: http://www.bis.org/press/p121109.htm
|November 8th, 2012||ISDA Launches OL Plus
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced the launch of its Online Library’s new functionality, OL Plus.
Along with the standardized general and product specific risk disclosures that ISDA has been developing, ISDA’s OL Plus assists swap dealers’ compliance with certain US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) External Business Conduct Rules disclosure and fair dealing in communications requirements.
|November 1st, 2012||CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk Issues Staff Interpretation Regarding Part 22
The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Clearing and Risk today issued an interpretation regarding Part 22, under which Futures Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organizations must legally segregate each Cleared Swaps Customer’s collateral, but are permitted to operationally commingle the collateral of their Cleared Swaps Customers.
Full press release: http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6408-12
|November 1st, 2012||CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk Issues Temporary Compliance Delay Due to Hurricane Sandy
Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Clearing and Risk today issued a no-action letter to temporarily delay the compliance date for the Commission’s Part 22 rules, which set forth segregation requirements for cleared swaps and associated cleared swaps customer collateral, from November 8, 2012 to November 13, 2012.
|November 1st, 2012||SunGard Enhances IntelliMatch Operational Control to Support Centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives
SunGard has enhanced IntelliMatch Operational Control to help brokers address today’s market requirements in centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The solution’s customers include five of the top 10* Futures Commissions Merchants for reconciliation of exchange traded derivatives (ETD). By extending support to include OTC derivatives, SunGard’s solution now offers a single platform for comprehensive reconciliation automation of both ETD and OTC derivatives, helping increase transparency, reduce operational risk and lower costs.
|October 31st, 2012||Financial Stability Board Publishes Fourth Progress Report on Implementation of OTC Derivatives Market Reforms
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published today its fourth six-monthly progress report on the implementation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market reforms.
Full report and press release: http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/press/pr_121031.pdf
|October 29th, 2012||IOSCO Reviews Implementation of Commodity Derivatives Market Principles
The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published today the final report Survey on Implementation of the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets, which reviews how Market Authorities1 comply with IOSCO’s recommendations on commodity derivatives markets.
Full press release: http://www.iosco.org/news/
|October 29th, 2012||Basel Committee reports to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Basel III implementation
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today published its Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Basel III implementation by its member jurisdictions. The report will be considered at the meeting of G20 ministers and governors in Mexico City on 4-5 November.
Full press release: http://www.bis.org/press/p121029.htm
|October 24th, 2012||Effective Data Management: “The Final Frontier” - Capco Survey Reveals a Surprising Lack of Effective Data Management in Financial Services Institutions
Data is still a misunderstood and under-leveraged corporate asset. Nearly a quarter of financial services institutions do not understand the positive impact of potential effective data management on P&L.
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