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January 11, 2013
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  • ISDA/Markit win Risk's back-office tech product of the year award
    ISDA and Markit Counterparty Manager produced the ISDA Amend program late in 2012 to help firms comply with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's new regulations defining swaps trades. According to ISDA's general counsel, Katherine Darras, "Without technological assistance, there is no way the dealers could cope with the documentation burden," and that's what ISDA Amend provides. (subscription required) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFTC to hold meeting on futurization
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission plans to hold a meeting on Jan. 24 to hear complaints that new rules unfairly favor futures over swaps, CFTC member Scott O'Malia says. The CFTC also is considering a block-trade rule that could accommodate some of the industry concerns, O'Malia said. Reuters (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MexDer sees renewed interest in its swap futures
    Mercado Mexicano de Derivados, Mexico's derivatives exchange, has been offering its variant of swap futures since early 2011. "When we launched it, there was a lot of activity, but during 2012 the market was really trying to do as much as possible in the [over-the-counter] space, so we saw declining volumes," MexDer CEO Jorge Alegria says. CME Group announced in September that it plans a futures version of its OTC interest-rate swaps. "Now, with the CME announcement, we have started to get a lot of new calls," Alegria said. (subscription required) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FBI doggedly pursues Libor cases -- from Washington, D.C.
    The FBI's Washington, D.C., field office is driving the U.S. investigation into the London Interbank Offered Rate scandal and other benchmark rigging. "We've got an enormous amount of resources devoted to this," said Timothy Gallagher, head of the Washington criminal division, who is overseeing the probe. "People think that financial fraud is pursued in New York, but we're pursuing it vigorously here," Gallagher said. "There's more than enough to go around." Bloomberg (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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