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  • Industry’s quick win on IM raises questions

    Industry’s quick win on IM raises questions

    The derivatives industry won a surprisingly quick win late on Friday when the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions allowed for a one-year extension to the final phases of initial margin regulation.

  • Rare bullish companies still buying own stock

    Rare bullish companies still buying own stock

    As the coronavirus eats into the global economy, most companies are putting their share buy-back programmes on hold — but there are exceptions. ContourGlobal, which generates power in emerging markets, has launched a new buy-back programme, while Philips is using an unusual derivative technique to adapt its plan to crisis conditions.

  • IG Group launches prime brokerage unit

    IG Group launches prime brokerage unit

    IG Group, best known for its online index trading and contract for difference franchise, has launched a prime brokerage service targeting smaller institutions such as start-up hedge funds and family offices.

  • Backlash against short selling ban grows

    Backlash against short selling ban grows

    A financial industry fightback against bans on short selling by some jurisdictions is picking up pace, as lobbyists argued against the restrictions this week.

  • US gives sweet SA-CCR relief

    US gives sweet SA-CCR relief

    US market participants’ can now use their preferred method of calculating counterparty credit risk (CCR) for derivatives, after US regulators brought the adoption of SA-CCR forward.

  • Derivatives industry pushes for IM relief amid uncertainty

    Derivatives industry pushes for IM relief amid uncertainty

    Financial market trade associations are pushing regulators to give relief on incoming regulatory requirements on initial margin, pleading that the coronavirus is causing too much disruption to their members’ business lines.

  • Prop traders plead for faster SACCR amid options stress

    Prop traders plead for faster SACCR amid options stress

    Proprietary trading firms, dealing with swollen options supply, are pleading for regulators to hurry along changes to counterparty credit risk calculations (SACCR) that in their present form are threatening their ability to make markets.

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