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Kirston Winters

Kirston Winters

MD, MarkitSERV at IHS Markit
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Bio Kirston Winters is managing director at MarkitSERV, the largest global service for processing OTC derivatives and part of IHS Markit. He is also responsible for cross asset real-time public and regulatory transaction reporting service and product management for MiFID II. Career History Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2009, Kirston served as Director of Business Development at DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC. Early in his career, he worked at Barclays Capital where he held various roles in OTC derivatives. Kirston holds a BSc in economics from the University of Manchester.



2021: Brexit, no equivalence and the day of the SEF

21 Jan 2021

The transitional period ended on 31 December with no relief for European Union (EU) firms on the derivatives trading obligation (DTO) from the European Commission (EC) and only limited adjustments from the United Kingdom (UK). This left many firms with conflicting and incompatible DTOs in the EU and the UK without equivalence (albeit based on iden...

Financial Services Regulation

IBOR transition update: EuroSTR has an August holiday?

21 Sep 2020

After the recent uptick in EuroSTR (a.k.a. €STR) volumes in late July driven by the major CCPs switching from using EONIA to EuroSTR for discounting all Euro OTC interest rate products we looked at August data to see if this was just a blip or whether EuroSTR in fact held its increased share of the market throughout August. In June, prior to the C...

Financial Services Regulation

IBOR transition update: EuroSTR grabs a foothold?

06 Aug 2020

In the latest development in the IBOR transition, on the weekend of July 25th, we saw the major CCPs perform the much-anticipated Euro discounting and price alignment transition from using EONIA to EuroSTR (a.k.a. €STR) for all Euro OTC interest rate products. We understand that all compensation payments have now settled. The question market watch...


MiFID II and Trade Reporting: Get Ready for Big Changes

11 Aug 2017

MiFID came into effect in 2007 – under the current regime, buyside firms are typically not required to publish trades and real-time public reporting (“trade reporting”) is handled by trading venues and dealers. However, in January 2018, MiFID II rules will shift the responsibility for trade reporting to the buyside for certain products and in cert...