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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Hurtling Towards Harmonisation

19 June 2012  |  2536 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I spent most of yesterday reading the Financial Stability Board's OTC Derivatives Markets Reforms Third Progress Report on Implementation. Thrilling stuff if you were desperately awaiting your next ...

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The Importance of T2S

15 June 2012  |  2636 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Some people have doubted the importance and value of T2S and have rightly questioned the cost of building the system against the value it will provide. Indeed the UK is still not joining despite a gro...

Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Repo and OTC Derivatives as Financial Crisis Accelerators

16 May 2012  |  3552 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Following links a few days ago led me to a fascinating journal article by Professor Mark Roe of Harvard Law School. He suggests that the preferential treatment of OTC derivatives and repo collate...

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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3090 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The markets are struggling today with collateral management as never before. The fragmentation of market infrastructures, volatility in markets, increased margining requirements and counterparty risk ...

Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Initial Margin: Theory and Practice

14 May 2012  |  3802 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The news that the CME CCP will be accepting corporate bonds and that LCH-Clearnet will accept RMBS for initial margin has me thinking about the dangers of demutualisation of clearing houses. Manag...

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Payment convergence

14 May 2012  |  2394 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

T+2 is due in 2015 in Europe, and the USA are already investigating T+1, so it looks inevitable that shortening the settlement cycle is well and truly on the development map. Regular readers w...

Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Are CCPs Increasing Risks? Part IV - With Slides!

13 May 2012  |  3102 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Post Trade Forum debate on Are CCPs Increasing Risk? was held at the London Stock Exchange [a couple weeks ago]. Cheers, Gary, for letting me take part in such a fun event! My slides are ava...

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The business benefit of T2S

11 May 2012  |  2975 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ah! I can hear you all crying that title as T2S draws ever closer and it creeps on to the development agenda. What is the business benefit? For once it’s not a regulatory driven change (Although it’s...

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Who's on first, What's on second Identity Standards

08 May 2012  |  2377 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Like the old Abbott and Costello routine, [when Lou Costello is considering becoming a ballplayer and Bud Abbott wants to make sure he knows what he's getting into] there can be huge confusion and mis...

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The Future of European Clearing and Settlement

04 May 2012  |  2803 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The pace of change in European financial markets is enormously fast if measured against a barometer of historical change. As we all know laws and regulations as a result of political agendas is the po...

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