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Opportunities and challenges abound for CCPs

The post-financial crisis era presents tremendous opportunities for central counterparties (CCPs) as demand rises for CCP clearing. To further grow their business, CCPs can explore the following oppor...

13 Dec 2012
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Debate on shorter settlement cycles

I recently had the pleasure of being joined by a panel of clearing and settlement experts to discuss the impending move to a T+2 settlement cycle in Europe, as proposed in the European Commission’...

07 Dec 2012
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How to participate in a CCP

Financial institutions can participate in a central counterparty (CCP) in two ways — either as a direct or an indirect clearing member. To become a direct CCP clearing member, firms need to meet the c...

06 Dec 2012
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Risk management is a vital benefit of CCP clearing

In the trade life cycle, central counterparties (CCPs) play a critical role in post-trade management. After a trade has been negotiated, submitted and confirmed, a CCP takes on the counterparty risks ...

27 Nov 2012
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CCP regulations pose challenges for both CCPs and regulators

Given the focus on central counterparty (CCP) clearing in the post-financial crisis world, it is no surprise that clearing houses today face more scrutiny from regulators and central banks than ever b...

13 Nov 2012
Gary Wright

Virtual Transaction Matching

Having been involved in post-trade confirmation and matching for more decades than I care to remember, the thorny issue of central matching vs. local matching is still with us. The reason being is tha...

09 Nov 2012
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The evolution and organization of CCPs

The history of clearing houses, providers of central counterparty (CCP) clearing services, can be traced back to more than 100 years ago when earlier clearing houses cleared the commodities derivative...

08 Nov 2012
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Invoice fraud in Australian Local Govt.

In October 2012 the (Australian) NSW ICAC published its report INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT STAFF FROM A NUMBER OF LOCAL COUNCILS AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES ACCEPTED SECRET BENEFITS FROM SUPP...

08 Nov 2012
Electronic invoicing
Andrew Fear

Business Objectives, Communications and Collaboration

The enormous and continuing success of i-devices, tablets and smartphones raises the question of how they can best be used to fulfil business strategy. Having the technology is one thing, but using it...

30 Oct 2012
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Craig Ramsey

The return of the payments hub

After years of a lack of clear agreement from the financial sector, the payments hub is finally getting some focus, as companies seek significant gains in financial efficiency. No longer referred to a...

30 Oct 2012
Finextra@Sibos
Gary Wright

Who wins Central Matching or local?

With settlement cycles shortening in Europe and in the USA, there is quite a debate going on in the market as to the best form of post-trade matching. Financial Services firms on both buy and sell-sid...

30 Oct 2012
EBAday
Retired Member

How many ways to connect to T2S?

If I remember correctly, the ECB said that major market participants had asked for a third option for connecting to T2S - linking directly into the ECB's core network. Taking that major market partic...

24 Oct 2012