Talking to the Swap Execution Facilities

I’ve spent the better part of the last year studying what will become the swap execution facility (SEF) market, how it will be regulated, its players, its impact on derivatives trading. ┬áMore recently I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a number of the industry’s leaders in the space regarding the plans for their organizations […]

SIN – In Icap's World,Offense is the Best Defense Best Defense

Inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) execute about half of all OTC derivatives trades occurring between dealers; the rest, the dealers trade directly between each other. Language in the House bill could give the IDBs the remaining 50 percent of the market in dealer-to-dealer OTC derivatives trading, according to Kevin McPartland, senior analyst at the Tabb Group. McPartland’s […]