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…

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…

Pssst, looking to trade a swap without margin? (Reuters)

Another article looking at the new proposed margin rules from the FDIC and CFTC.  The debate here is if end-users, say Exxon, could start marketing…

If Morgan Stanley and Goldman don't get it, who will? (Reuters)

Back from vacation… This is a new twist on an old story.  We’ve all been wondering since 2008 how the smartest people on Wall Street…

SEC to propose rules for swap trading platforms (Reuters)

The SEC is set to release its SEF rules tomorrow, Feb 2, 2011, and only a small few details are floating around. Since they will…

Q+A-What’s at stake for swap-execution facilities? (Reuters)

The SEF debate is certainly heating up.  These questions and more will all be discussed at the WMBAA’s “SEFCON 1” event in DC on October…

Swaps spin-off proposals look costly for banks (Reuters)

The recent proposal by Senator Lincoln isn’t bad because it will cost banks, but because it is ignores how the OTCderivative markets function.  Its pretty…