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January 15, 2013
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  • Regulators OK portfolio-based margining on some CDS at ICE
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission followed the Securities and Exchange Commission's precedent in allowing investors to offset some types of credit-derivatives trades within IntercontinentalExchange's clearinghouse. "For client portfolios that contain index and single-name [credit default swaps], to receive margin efficiencies, both products need to reside in the same account structure, which required harmonization on this issue between the SEC and the CFTC," said Supurna VedBrat, co-head of trading and market infrastructure at BlackRock. "This could encourage early adoption of clearing for credit." Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CME, Nasdaq might provide challenge to NYSE Liffe, Eurex
    NYSE Liffe and Eurex might face challenges from CME Group and Nasdaq OMX Group on interest-rate derivatives this year. Competition is increasing in Europe for listed derivatives amid rules governing clearing of over-the-counter derivatives. "Providers are trying to maximize their competitive advantage through their OTC derivatives-clearing strategy," said Anshuman Jaswal of Celent's Securities and Investments Group. The Trade News (U.K.) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry News and Trends 
  • EEX reports a drop in power-derivatives volumes for 2012
    The European Energy Exchange says volume on its power-derivatives market dropped 13% last year, the second consecutive annual decline. "In a market environment which is still difficult, we achieved good trading results and successfully adjusted our product portfolio to the changed framework conditions in 2012," CEO Peter Reitz says. Platts (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Private-equity talks drive up Dell CDS
    Talk of Dell perhaps going private has increased credit default swaps prices more than 80 basis points as investors worry about more borrowing. Buyout negotiations, however, could fall apart, sources say. Bloomberg (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory Roundup 
If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply. Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure."
--John Montagu,
British statesman

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