How the people of the global cleared derivatives community are adapting to the pandemic
Leaders at exchanges, clearinghouses, service providers and regulatory bodies around the globe share how their work has changed in the wake of COVID-19. Their stories show personal and professional resilience in the face of present challenges, and a hopeful future for the industry
Commentary - How technology can free up capital in clearing systems
With the increase in the number and size of margin calls – as well as other financial obligations – speed, automation, visibility and control over cash and collateral is more important now than ever. Why? Because liquidity constraints are increasingly becoming problematic in capital markets.
Futures For Kids, the futures industry’s charity foundation, has announced the FFK Virtual Fun Run that allow supporters to participate safely in their local communities instead of at the organization's annual Fun Run event that was scheduled for June.
This may be an obvious "duh" moment for readers, but the derivatives markets are, well, derivative. These markets were created to serve Main Street businesses, energy companies, pension funds, agricultural producers and lenders who need to manage risk and discover prices. And it's when our industry thinks of itself as an "industry" first and loses sight of our customers that we get into trouble.