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…

MF Global, Innovation and Swaps Reform in the Financial Times

The FT published a great special section this past Monday on the state of OTC derivatives reform. Coverage ranged from the impact of MF Global…

OTC clearing moves to real-time (Financial Times)

A few months back we put out a research piece on clearing technology, and how despite a lot of work over the past few years,…

My conversation with the FT: big banks lose in derivatives reform (Video)

My conversation with Telis Demos at the Financial Times in NY; we discuss dealer profitability following derivatives reform and how electronic trading could ultimately lead…

Trading reform still 'years from completion' (Financial Times)

Despite frequent new promises from Washington that rules will be done by a certain date (“Q4 2011 – oh wait, we meant Q1 2012!”) and…

Swap Execution Facilities and Transparency in the FT

The FT today has a great special section on derivatives reform to which TABB Group contributed quite a bit.  Along with my comments, my colleague…

Liquidity expected to return in swaps market (Financial Times)

My summer’s work was speaking to every major swaps dealer to try and understand what they’re thinking, how they’ll take their business forward and what…

Thomson Reuters to launch OTC platforms by mid-2012 (Financial Times)

Now its official – both major market data providers are in the SEF game.  Bloomberg showed as “most likely to succeed” in TABB’s SEF Industry…

Silicon Valley returns to Wall Street (Financial Times)

NYSE announced recently that they’re launching a cloud computing platform aimed at financial services firms.  I must admit I think they’re on to something.  About…

Markets: Frozen in time (Financial Times)

This article is a discussion of how information and market data flows in the current OTC derivatives market.  Proposed legislation told us that much of…