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July 24th saw a unanimous approval of the CFTC’s proposal to reduce the complexity surrounding segregation of assets held as collateral in uncleared swap transactions. Under the Dodd-Frank, a swap dealer was required to notify each counterparty that they (the counterparty) possessed the right to choose whether to keep their funds in a segregated account […]

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May 8th, 2018 by Nick Railton-Edwards

Sorry you’re leaving. We are sad to see you go… (Particularly before next months’ roll out of our new website!)   In the meantime you can continue to follow us here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/derivatives-risk-solutions-llp/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DRS_LLP Website: http://www.drsllp.com/  

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January 10th, 2018 by Nick Railton-Edwards

EMIR REFIT

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December 22nd, 2017 by Nick Railton-Edwards Tags: ,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers! Early 2018 will bring DRS a shiny new website- instant insight, extensive training materials and more compelling content all round. We intend it to become the reference site for all derivatives documentation news and issues as well as a highly valuable resource for BAU […]

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December 14th, 2017 by Nick Railton-Edwards Tags: , , ,

Christmas came early yesterday with the publication of three papers by the FCA detailing the proposed transition from the Approved Persons to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SM&CR“). We shall have a brief look at two of the papers: CP17/40: Individual accountability: Transitioning FCA firms and individuals to the Senior Managers & Certification Regime […]

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Introduction On 29 September 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published an opinion on the design of a new prudential framework for investment firms. The new regime will apply to all MiFID firms, including those that will be brought into scope by MiFID II. The EBA makes a total of 62 recommendations in the following […]

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On 19 October 2017, ESMA published its “first-time overview” of the EU derivatives market – a study of the size of the EU derivatives market based on aggregated data sourced from the 6 EU-authorised trade repositories. The analysis takes the most updated values of all derivatives contracts with open interest at the end of 24 […]

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July 22nd, 2016 by Simon Lafrance

Category 1 and 2 EMIR IRS Frontloading obligation begins (Fixed-to-float / FRAs in NOK, SEK, PLN)

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December 23rd, 2015 by Simon Lafrance

EBA publishes Draft RTS on valuation under BRRD (EBA/CP/2014/38)

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December 23rd, 2014 by Simon Lafrance

Consultation Recommendations on benchmarks from the UK “Fair and effective markets review” (expected)

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