Category Archives: Derivatives

Aite’s David Weiss Talks Package Trades and SEF Trading

FTF News speaks with Aite Group’s David Weiss about the CFTC’s recent reprieve for over-the-counter package trades transacted swap execution facilities (SEFs) rules. “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst” David Weiss recently spoke on a panel at the FTF DerivOps … Continue reading

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DerivOps New York Photo Gallery

Did you miss DerivOps New York 2014?  Take a peak inside the event in the picture gallery below. Also, be sure to check out DerivOps North America 2015 for a two-day, in-depth conference on all things derivatives operations. Combining our annual … Continue reading

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Kevin McPartland on the G.O.P. Landslide and the Pace of Derivatives Reform

Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland was the chairperson for FTF’s recent DerivOps New York conference.  Our FTF News Chief Editor, Eugene Grygo had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin and discuss the effects of the recent mid-term elections in the … Continue reading

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Manage Risk, Comply with Regulations and Increase Alpha with an IBOR

Guest Contributor:  David Kubersky, President and Managing Director, SimCorp North America Fragmented position-keeping across the trade lifecycle presents significant risks to buy-side firms. As the SimCorp Journal paper, “The Investment Book of Record: One Version of Truth from Front- to … Continue reading

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EMIR Reporting Deadline Approaching to Register LEIs

Guest Contributor: William Hodash, Managing Director, DTCC Business Development Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators and industry participants agreed on the need to develop a global solution that allows transactions to be tracked across financial markets and multiple jurisdictions. Policymakers … Continue reading

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New Collateral Requirements Could Be an Operational Nightmare For Asset Managers

Guest Contributor: Ted Leveroni, Executive Director of Derivatives Strategy and External Relations, Omgeo The asset management industry faces a clear and present danger to their day-to-day operations in the New Year with the implementation of The Federal Reserve Bank of New … Continue reading

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Valuation Considerations for Illiquid OTC Derivatives

Guest Contributor: Matthew McFarland, Director, Business Development, CBOE Mandated clearing of certain interest rate swaps and credit default swaps was recently completed with the addition of Category 3 participants on September 9.  While the advent of mandatory clearing presents several challenges, … Continue reading

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