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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Repo and OTC Derivatives as Financial Crisis Accelerators

16 May 2012  |  3721 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 collateral transfers in advance of bankruptcy skews incentives to make the financial system much more leveraged and more risky than it would be otherwise. ...

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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3145 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 requirements are all sucking in quality collateral, leaving the dregs to be shared throughout the market, leaving financial services firms to either...

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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Initial Margin: Theory and Practice

14 May 2012  |  3881 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  |  2419 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  |  3138 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  |  2998 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  |  2408 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  |  2840 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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Risks in shortening the settlement cycle

01 May 2012  |  3071 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Years ago when the UK markets moved from T+5 to T+3 there was plenty of research about the benefits gained in risk reduction. There was doubt about the actual risk benefits because although th...

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