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  • FSA To Press For CCP Stress Tests

    The U.K.’s Financial Services Authority said it would urge central counterparties to conduct stress tests on a daily basis as part of their reviews of how they would manage the risk of member defaulting on derivatives contracts.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • UBS Launches Algo Trading In Mexico

    UBS has begun offering algorithmic trading strategies in Mexico to increase access for international clients trading in the region.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • Nomura Vol ETF Grows Two-Fold

    An exchange traded fund from Nomura, recognized as the market’s first volatility-linked ETF that reduces incurred slide costs, has grown two-fold after seeing increased inflows from institutional investors from the beginning of January.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • Clearinghouse Issue Snags Derivatives Discussions

    The issue of when the European Securities and Markets Authority would have the power to settle disputes among national regulators on clearinghouse oversight is said to be the main disagreement in discussions on European Union derivatives regulations.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • CFTC Mulls High-Frequency Trade Rules

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is considering whether to issue a concept release over the next few months for comment on proposed regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act for automated and high-frequency trading in the derivatives markets, according CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • ISDA To Decide On Big Banks’ Insolvency

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is expected to decide as early as this week whether a Greek default would constitute a credit event that could trigger the payout credit default swaps referencing the European country’s debt, and which could wipe out the five largest banks, according to commodities and fx trader Jim Sinclair.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • Wells Taps MD For Institutional Investments

    Wells Fargo Securities has hired Geoffrey Keith as a managing director in its institutional investment solutions group with responsibility for developing and marketing equity- and commodity-linked investments for its global institutional clients.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • JPM Names Asia Fixed-Income Chief

    JPMorgan Chase has appointed Pranav Thakur to succeed Tarun Mahroti as head of fixed for Asia ex Japan and Australia.

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • ICE Clear Credit To Allow Portfolio Margining

    Intercontinental Exchange’s has announced that its ICE Clear Credit unit has begun offering portfolio margining benefits for clearing participants' proprietary positions, which it says will allow “for more efficient collateralization of opposite positions in index and correlated single-name credit default swap instruments.”

    • 31 Jan 2012
  • Debate Eyed Ahead Of E.U. Vote On Bourse Merger

    Michel Barnier, the European Union’s commissioner of financial services, is planning to ask that the proposed merger of NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse be debated before a vote is taken.

    • 31 Jan 2012