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  • Broadridge teams with Singapore fintech to reduce trade reconciliation inefficiencies

    Partnership with Tookitaki leverages machine learning to bring greater efficiency to the middle and back office

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  • Cboe sets sights on Europe's derivatives market with EuroCCP deal

    Cboe Global Markets, one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, has agreed to acquire the 80% of EuroCCP that it does not own for about €36 million in a move that will help it to expand into the European equity derivatives trading and clearing space.

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  • CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee sets ambitious 2020 agenda

    On Dec. 11, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a public meeting of its Market Risk Advisory Committee, a group of market participants and public policy experts that provides input into CFTC rulemaking. The committee, which operates under the leadership of Rostin Behnam, one of the five CFTC commissioners, discussed plans to develop policy recommendations in four areas: market structure, clearinghouse risk, the Libor transition, and climate change risk. In all four areas, the members of the advisory committee are working to deliver "actionable recommendations" to the CFTC by the end of 2020.

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  • McKay Brothers extends low-latency connectivity to Shanghai, Hong Kong

    McKay Brothers International, a provider of low latency telecommunications between financial markets, is offering what it claims is the lowest known commercial latency between Tokyo and trading centers in Shanghai and Hong Kong as it seeks to cater to speed-conscious market participants in the region.

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  • BIS analysts say OTC interest rate derivatives markets becoming more exchange-like

    Every three years the Bank for International Settlements releases a survey of over-the-counter derivatives markets. The survey is the most comprehensive source of information about the size and structure of these markets, and yields important insights into long-term trends in trading. In September the BIS released the data from its most recent survey, which was based on reports submitted by almost 1,300 dealers in 53 countries. That data showed a huge increase in the turnover of interest rate derivatives. Between April 2016 and April 2019, average daily turnover rose from $2.7 trillion to $6.5 trillion, an increase of 143%, an order of magnitude larger than in previous years.

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  • CFTC increases transparency, reopens comment on capital requirements for swap dealers

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission acted on Dec. 10 to reopen the comment period on a 2016 proposal regarding capital requirements for swap dealers. Two of the CFTC's five commissioners opposed the move, however, calling instead for a more thorough rulemaking process.

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  • People News - November/December 2019

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • Accelerating innovation in fintech

    Each year, FIA invites a small number of startups to Chicago to introduce them to the banks, brokers and trading firms that attend the annual Futures and Options Expo. The purpose is to help these startups pitch their ideas to potential users in the industry, while at the same time giving industry executives an efficient way to assess the innovative solutions on offer from the global fintech community.

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  • Derivatives markets eager for sustainable finance opportunities

    Representatives across exchanges, index providers and banks participating in a panel discussion on environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) issues at the FIA Asia conference in Singapore on Dec. 5 agreed that the world collectively needs to address the problem of climate change with a sense of urgency. However, they were realistic about the financial industry's role in that transition -- and the importance of presenting solutions that make sense monetarily as well as morally.

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  • Derivatives markets eager for sustainable finance opportunities

    Leaders across the global derivatives industry agree: Doing the right thing is important, but the path to a sustainable future for the global economy depends on following the money, too.

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