During the same shoot for the video on OTC clearing, I spoke with CME about the demand for data center space in financial services and how that impacts their strategy for the new Aurora, IL data center.
Its no secret that CME is one of the few firms in contention to be a major interest rate swap and CDS clearinghouse. This is a promotional video from CME that I make a quick cameo in, talking about the eventual growth in demand for swaps as the industry gets past the short term pain […]
I recently spoke with John McPartland, a Senior Policy Adviser at the Chicago Fed (and no, we can’t seem to find a direct relation although it seems there must be one somewhere). Here we discuss the implications of MF Global on the clearing model going forward; was it simply fraud or does it point out […]
I recently spoke with Ryan Sheftel who runs fixed income electronic market making for Credit Suisse. CS is taking its experience from building AES in the equities market to fixed income, leading to some pretty cool trading tools.
This is another segment from our Fixed Income Trading 2012 event on January 24th. My panel discusses the impact of the Volcker rule on the credit market – the market likely to be the hardest hit by the proposed new rule.
Here’s the first snippit of the panel I moderated at our Fixed Income Trading event on January 24th. Both Citi and BAML discuss the increases in electronic swaps trading that they’ve seen on the CDS desk in the past year. We’re not even close to the electronic market that Dodd-Frank will ultimately mandate, but it […]
I recently spoke with Rashad Kurbanov who is a Managing Director at consulting firm Investance in NY. We had an interesting discussion about how the credit markets might evolve in the coming months, with corporate bonds impacting CDS liquidity and vice versa. This is a topic I will continue to dig into in great detail […]
Â Our 2012 Fixed Income Trading event is taking place on Tuesday January 24th. We have a great agenda for the afternoon that should shed some light on what the major players in the fixed income markets are thinking about liquidity, derivatives reform, the sovereign debt crisis and a whole host of other issues we’re […]
With so much focus on execution methods and block trade rules, little talk has been had about another SEF requirement: surveillance. Keeping your market participants in line is no small task. Here is what Javelin is doing to tackle the surveillance requirements.
On Tuesday, December 13th I presented to the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee. Chairman Gensler and Commissioners O’Malia and Wetjan were all there. Each panelist, myself included, gave a 15 minute opening and then we participated in an open Q&A with the Chairman, Commissioners and the members of the TAC. Maybe I’m just optimistic, but it […]