The Void Rule No-Action makes No-Sense

The Void Rule No-Action makes No-Sense

OK, so not all of it.  On Friday at 5:55pm (which I guess is better than 11:59p on October 31) the CFTC issues somewhat expected…

MAT the MACs, or MAT Everything – Let’s Vote

trueEX yesterday filed their MAT application to start a CFTC review process alongside the one underway for Javelin’s application.  This will add a huge amount…

Roll Out the Welcome MAT

Roll Out the Welcome MAT

On Friday afternoon Javelin SEF filed the first made available-to-trade application with the CFTC (thanks Jamie for making us all scramble around on a Friday…

Why SEF Volumes Don’t Matter (Yet)

Why SEF Volumes Don’t Matter (Yet)

On October 2 swap execution facilities (SEF) became official and started reporting trading volumes.  While this new level of transparency is exciting, today’s reported volumes…

SEF Day: A boring October 2 is official, but in 10 seconds or less

Quite a lot of hoop-la on Friday (September 27, 2013) around the October 2 SEF implementation deadline. On that point, the response to my post…

Speaking at the OTC Derivatives Summit in NY: 2-day VAR vs. 5-day VAR

Speaking at the OTC Derivatives Summit in NY: 2-day VAR vs. 5-day VAR

Today (Sep 17, 2013) I’m moderating a swap futures panel at the Institutional Investor Fixed Income Forum event in Westchester County.  For those of you…

Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters

Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters

This post also published at TabbFORUM.com Regulations will have a significant impact on how SEF aggregators function and how widely these aggregators will be adopted…

Regulators Approve a New Window Into 'Swaps' (Wall Street Journal)

It seemed like the CFTC’s meeting yesterday (Dec 12th) would be a big one; we’d find out the size of a block trade and in…