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January 9, 2013
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  • Euribor contributors might exit amid difficulty and liability
    Rabobank Groep's departure from contributing to the Euro Interbank Offered Rate might spark a wider exit, said Cedric Quemener, director of Euribor-EBF. Rabobank says a decline in interbank lending has made it difficult to calculate the benchmark, and others note the legal liability and regulatory burden associated with it. Bloomberg (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Margin Savings up to 90% for Cleared OTC IRS vs. Futures
90% is no small number - especially when it comes to margin savings. Market participants have been actively utilizing portfolio margining of Cleared OTC IRS and Eurodollar and Treasury futures, and total risk reductions now account for over $1 billion in initial margin savings - figures that remain unparalleled in the industry. Click here to learn more.
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  • Lew reportedly is likely choice for U.S. Treasury chief
    White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew might succeed Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary, sources say. Lew is said to have helped supervise White House strategy during budget negotiations while keeping Wall Street executives up to date. Bloomberg (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Developments 
  • Singapore Exchange tightens risk management
    Singapore Exchange says it has allocated more funds to its two clearinghouses and has increased transparency in a general tightening of its risk management. The moves may clear the way for banks in the U.S. and Europe under new regulatory requirements to be members of SGX's clearinghouses. Reuters (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • London Metal Exchange establishes a user committee
    "Stakeholders" now have a place at the table at the London Metal Exchange, the world's largest metals market. The LME has set up a 14-member user committee, which includes representation by JPMorgan Chase and Mercuria Energy Trading. The group will report directly to the LME board. Bloomberg (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from Boca 
  • CFTC Chairman Gensler to Keynote FIA Boca
    FIA is pleased to announce that Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will give a keynote address at the FIA's 38th Annual International Derivatives Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. The conference will take place March 12 to 15 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Details and registration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today."
--E. Joseph Cossman,
American entrepreneur and inventor


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