Tag Archives: FT

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 on the CFTC de-electronifying the market has been mostly positive. And it looks like the CFTC decided to listen to all of us wanting October 2 to go smoothly, providing… Read More »

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 major market participants stating their readiness it seams like the OTC derivatives reform process will never end.  Who’s fault is it?  Everyone’s really.  Politicians are trying to get reelected (or reappointed)… Read More »

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 pending regulation will do to the swaps market. The executive summary of the report that resulted from these conversations can be found here. Today the FT wrote a story to… Read More »

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 Barometer in the spring.  But admittedly that study was focused on credit and rates trading whereas Thomson Reuters is in the FX game.  Regardless, both of these firms have a lot behind… Read More »

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 a year ago I suggested in a TabbFORUM video that if someone was to create a cloud environment aimed at financial services (ideally with the backing of the relevant regulators) it could… Read More »