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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Repo and OTC Derivatives as Financial Crisis Accelerators

16 May 2012  |  4688 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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. Th...

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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3785 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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-Quah
Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Initial Margin: Theory and Practice

14 May 2012  |  4710 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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. Managem...

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Gary Wright
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Payment convergence

14 May 2012  |  2911 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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-Quah
Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Are CCPs Increasing Risks? Part IV - With Slides!

13 May 2012  |  4138 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 availa...

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Gary Wright
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The business benefit of T2S

11 May 2012  |  3481 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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...

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

08 May 2012  |  3101 views  |  3 comments | recommendations 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...

Gary Wright
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The Future of European Clearing and Settlement

04 May 2012  |  3307 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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...

Gary Wright
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Risks in shortening the settlement cycle

01 May 2012  |  3490 views  |  2 comments | recommendations 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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