This is my first official research piece since joining Greenwich Associates this past summer. It is available to Greenwich clients. If you’re not sure if you’re a client, or don’t have a login to the website, let me know. Enjoy. New Greenwich Associates Report Analyzes Role of CDS, ETFs and SEFs Tuesday, October 22, 2013 […]
There are some really good parts of the SEF rule, and this in my view is one of the best: Core Principle 9 requires a SEF to make public timely information on price, trading volume, and other trading data on swaps to the extent prescribed by the Commission. The result? SEFs posting daily volumes on […]
Back in October I wrote about the impact of an impeding Greek default on the CDS market. I concluded that in the shadow of Dodd-Frank, the decision on whether the Greek bailout triggered a CS payout was a minimal consequence. With ISDA’s announcement that the European Central Bank’s fix to the Greek bond crisis will […]
I’ve written quite a bit about the fate of single dealer portals (SDP) and SEF aggregation. UBS has finally come forward with what its been working on lately, which involves both its SDP and SEF aggregation. Having seen the demo I can assure you that what they have is real and I believe gives us […]
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.
If Congress really had its way (well, the Democrats anyway) than all swaps would have been forced to look and trade like futures. If you’re reading this blog than you know that would be a classic square peg, round hole. Case in point: Eurex launched iTraxx futures some years back and no liquidity every developed. […]
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 […]
I’ve done a lot of thinking about this over the past few months – is it feasible for a clearinghouse to clearing CDS of its members (say, CDS on GS debt) or of sovereign debt, especially debt of the country where the CCP sits (e.g. ICE Clear clearing CDS on US debt). Too much wrong way […]