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January 22, 2013
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  • EU lawmakers might force rethink of derivatives rules
    The European Parliament is considering requiring a formal review of derivatives regulation, sources say. "The draft resolution is being put together now," a source said. "There are legitimate concerns." The biggest issue pertains to exemptions for airlines and other nonfinancial firms that use derivatives. Reuters (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EU plans to authorize financial-transaction tax
    EU finance ministers are expected to allow 11 eurozone nations, including Germany, France and Italy, to proceed with a tax on financial transactions. Ministers are "expecting to take a decision to move forward, on an enhanced cooperation basis, the financial-transaction tax," Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said. Reuters (1/21), Bloomberg (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Deutsche Bank exec discusses controversial risk measures
    In this interview, Greg Wood, director of algorithmic execution for listed derivatives and foreign exchange at Deutsche Bank, discusses kill switches and other risk-management measures. "The idea behind risk-management checks that act as 'speed bumps' is to identify whether a client may be overtrading. ... We believe that there should be risk-management checks in every part of the electronic order flow that is practical," Wood said. Wall Street & Technology (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Activists criticize Deutsche Bank over commodities trading
    Deutsche Bank has drawn criticism for trading commodities products that groups blame for food-price inflation. The bank announced in March that it would stop trading new agricultural-based financial products, but said Saturday that it will continue the use of commodity-linked derivatives. The bank cited multiple studies that show no link between financial products and inflated food costs. Reuters (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FIA Boca Panels Announced; Register by Jan. 25 for Discounted Rates
    The Global Financial Reform panel at the FIA's 38th Annual International Derivatives Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., will feature regulators from around the world. Hear the latest about the regulatory landscape from officials from the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority, the European Commission, and the CFTC. Don't miss our opening panel, "Driving the Derivatives Business Forward," which will include a discussion on the future of the exchange-traded and cleared swaps markets. Click here for program details, and be sure to register by Jan. 25 for discounted registration rates. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Save the Date for FIA's NY Expo April 10 and 11
    Panels at FIA's second annual NY Expo will explore topics such as mandatory over-the-counter clearing, rising margin requirements, LSOC, reporting requirements, electronic trading and more. The NY Expo will be held in conjunction with FIA Chicago, Futures Services and Information Technology Divisions, at the Hilton New York on April 10 and 11. Mark your calendar and contact for sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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