ESMA to tackle trade repository data quality in 2016

accounting business and financial report with pen .

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2016 supervisory priorities for credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs). The regulatory authority reports seeing a number of changes in the CRA and TR industries during 2015, with new applicants for registration in both sectors, and current authorised entities seeking to develop their […]

Clearing contradictions in derivatives regulation

eClerx Stephen Ingle Feb 16

There’s one challenge that regulators seem unable to address, and that is regulation itself. Today’s evolving regulatory environment seems to be beset by a range of internal contradictions. One such contradiction is the banks’ decision to act as clearing providers for derivatives businesses.

Singapore Exchange and EBS Market to build bridge between FX OTC and futures

Singapore's SGX and EBS Market are targeting OTC business

The Singapore Exchange is to launch FX block futures on ICAP’s FX platform EBS Market, in a deal the two companies say will bridge the FX OTC and futures markets. The move comes as regulators around the world seek to move as much trading activity towards cleared platforms as possible, as part of the ongoing G20 reform agenda.

Turkey listings advance LSE’s derivatives ambitions

Representatives of Borsa Istanbul attend the market open at the LSE, 11 September 2015

The London Stock Exchange says that the launch of Turkish derivatives on its derivatives market represents part of the long-cherished goal of growing its derivatives business around the world. It also represents the exchange’s ‘open access’ policy.

Orc adds high speed link to Istanbul exchange

Borsa Istanbul brings all Turkish capital markets under one roof

Electronic trading specialist Orc has launched a high speed connection to Borsa İstanbul. which brought all the Turkish capital markets exchanges under one roof in 2013. “Turkey is becoming an increasingly attractive market, with a steady rise in trading activity and demand from the region,” said Orc.

Regulators seek input on harmonisation of unique OTC trade reporting identifiers


The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions are seeking comment on proposals for harmonising the Unique Transaction Identifier used to be used for OTC derivatives trade reporting.

GMEX signs Bank of America, prepares for launch

GMEX is headed by Hirander Misra (pictured) and Vj Angelo

International derivatives market GMEX is due to go live on Friday after more than two years of development. Created by co-founders Hirander Misra and Vj Angelo, the new exchange has just signed Bank of America Merrill Lynch and will start by offering futures contracts backed by German derivatives giant Eurex.

JSE overhauls derivatives and fixed income systems

The new platform is housed at the JSE's own premises

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange is moving its derivatives and fixed income markets onto Millennium Exchange, the trading platform it bought from the London Stock Exchange when it moved its equities market earlier this year.

ISDA proposes changes to Dodd-Frank derivatives reforms


Five years on from the Dodd-Frank Act being signed into law in the US, a number of outstanding issues for derivatives reform need to be resolved, according to a new paper by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

ISDA rallies support for derivatives data reporting rethink

O'Malia: more cross-border cooperation is needed

Eleven financial associations have published their support for a new set of derivatives reporting standards developed by ISDA, which is calling for greater cross-border harmonisation of data standards – even if that means some national laws will have to be amended.