Tag: derivatives

TABB Group Industry Barometer: Swap Execution Facilities – Participation Request

With the comment period behind us and final rules only a few months away, the definition of Swap Execution Facility (SEF) is still unclear and the market impact of proposed rules still uncertain. TABB Group would like to assess the industry’s opinion on a few key SEF issues as regulators work towards a final rule […]

OTC Derivatives and the Question of When: Twitterview

Tony Scianna from Sungard and I discuss when derivatives reform will finally be implemented and what people must thing about when preparing for that fateful day. (Also posted at blogs.sungard.com and available via Twitter under hashtag #DerivChat.) Alyssa4AR: Welcome to #derivchat! Today we’ll be talking with @kmcpartland of @TabbFORUM and @tonyscianna of@SGBrokerage at SunGard. Alyssa4AR: Follow the #derivchat […]

Tullett, Tradition Talks Are Said to Hit Snag Over Price (Bloomberg)

It seems SEF consolidation has already begun, even though SEFs are technically yet to exist.  I think this kind of consolidation is inevitable, and it seems the exchange merger mania will only add fuel to the fire. The new rules will force consolidation among derivatives brokers and “once all is flushed out and done, you’ll […]

SEF-a-Palooza: Commenting on the Comments

Also posted at TabbFORUM.com Washington and Wall Street get to tick off another box on their march toward creation of Swap Execution Facilities (SEF). Dodd-Frank passed on July 21, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed its SEF rules on Jan. 7, 2011, and on March 8, 2011 the comment period closed. For those of […]

CME and NYPC – Cross Margining Melee (TabbFORUM)

This week the CME and New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC) both made announcements related to how they’ll help clients by allowing them to cross margin various interest rate related products. Bloomberg News does a good job of explaining the whole thing here. TABB’s research director and I debate the merits of both proposals and try […]