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CSD overhaul: more trade reporting disruption on the horizon
26 Mar

Clear(ing) and present danger: Nasdaq OMX’s EMIR CCP authorisation

JWG analysis. Last week, Nasdaq OMX became the first infrastructure provider to be authorised as a Central Counterparty (CCP) under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).  The decision sent waves of mild panic rippling through the OTC markets, putting the focus back on an issue that was already predicted to pose problems for European banks..

20 Mar

What a difference EMIR makes. Or does it?

JWG analysis. This week marked the one year anniversary of EMIR’s first implementation deadline.  And what a difference a year makes … or does it? This time last year, banks and their customers were busy determining who had passed certain thresholds (determining who would be classified as NFC or NFC+), along with implementing confirmation processes..

13 Feb

The OTC marathon: will a rocky regulatory start straighten the course?

JWG analysis. EU and US taxpayers scratched their heads in disbelief this week as the regulators made it painfully clear that they have squandered both years and billions with little to show for it. The politicians that gathered in Pittsburgh were quite explicit – they want OTC transparency.  Did they expect that, nearly five years..

20 Dec

Newsflash: ESMA and EC EMIR reporting update

By: Sam Tyfield Just in time for your holiday, December has seen a cascade of reporting work from ESMA and the EU Commission on EMIR. On December 20, 2014, ESMA release an updated Q&A on EMIR.  Specifically on ETD reporting, see towards the bottom of the page at the link here (I have cut and pasted the relevant paragraphs below,..