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Streamlining variation margin in centrally cleared markets – examples of effective practices

On 13 February 2024, the Bank for International Settlements’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report ‘Streamlining variation margin in centrally cleared markets – examples of effective practices’. In September 2022, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, CPMI and IOSCO published a final report … Continue Reading

IOSCO consults on post trade reduction services

On 26 January 2024, the Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO) published a consultation report on post trade reduction services (PTRRS). In 2015, IOSCO published the Risk Mitigation Standards (the Standards), setting out standards aimed at mitigating risk in the non-centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. At the time the Standards were … Continue Reading

Basel Committee-IOSCO report sets out recommendations for good margin practices in non-centrally cleared markets

On 17 January 2024, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report on streamlining variation margin processes and the responsiveness of initial margin models in non-centrally cleared markets. The report follows the 2022 report reviewing margining practices and covers two areas that were discussed: … Continue Reading

FSB consults on financial resources and tools for central counterparty resolution

On 19 September 2023, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a consultation report on financial resources and tools for central counterparty (CCP) resolution. In the consultation report the FSB sets out a proposal for a toolbox approach as a global standard for CCP financial resources and tools for resolution. In a toolbox approach, resolution authorities … Continue Reading

CPMI and IOSCO publish report on current CCP practices to address non-default losses

On 23 August 2023, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report and accompanying cover note on current central counterparty (CCP) practices to address non-default losses (NDLs). The purpose of the report is to present current practices among CCPs in addressing … Continue Reading

Basel Committee joint report on margin dynamics in centrally cleared commodities markets in 2022

On 24 May 2023, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Bank for International Settlements’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a joint  report on margin dynamics in centrally cleared commodities markets in 2022. The report examines margin calls in centrally cleared commodities markets … Continue Reading

CPMI-IOSCO stocktake of industry progress on auctions

On 14 February 2023, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Committee on Payments and Markets Infrastructures (CPMI) issued a press release regarding the CPMI-IOSCO stocktake of industry progress on auctions. In the press release the CPMI and IOSCO take stock of the industry progress made since the publication of the CPMI-IOSCO report Central … Continue Reading

GFXC meets to discuss work programme progress to further strengthen FX Global Code adherence, especially on buy side, and endorse new Co-Vice Chair

On 6 December 2022, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) issued a press release concerning its recent video conference meeting where, among other things, it nominated and elected a new Co-Vice Chair. Also during the meeting GFXC members also agreed to commission a Digital Proportionality Tool for facilitating FX Global Code adherence. This tool to … Continue Reading

FSB publishes report on OTC Derivative Market reforms: Implementation progress in 2022

On 7 November 2022, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report on OTC Derivatives Market Reforms: Implementation progress in 2022. The report tracks national and regional progress in implementing the G20 reforms to global over-the counter (OTC) derivatives market reforms following the 2007 Global Financial Crisis. The report finds that overall implementation across the … Continue Reading

CPMI /IOSCO report ‘Client clearing: access and portability’

On 8 September 2022, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report ‘Client clearing: access and portability’. The report considers the benefits and challenges of new access models to central counterparty (CCP) clearing and client-position portability. The report: Describes “direct” and “sponsored” access models … Continue Reading

CPMI / IOSCO discussion paper on CCP practices to address non default-losses

Introduction On 4 August 2022, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a discussion paper on central counterparty (CCP) practices to address non default-losses (NDLs). Non default events can threaten a CCP’s viability as a going concern and its ability to continue providing critical services. … Continue Reading

FSB report on options to improve adoption of the LEI

On 7 July 2022, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report exploring options to improve the adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), in particular for use in cross-border payments. The report explores benefits that could accrue from the use of the LEI in cross-border payment systems and, in close coordination with the Global … Continue Reading

FSB, CPMI and IOSCO analysis highlights need to continue work on CCP financial resources

On 10 March 2022, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) co-published a report analysing existing financial resources and tools for central counterparty (CCP) recovery and resolution, which confirmed the need for further work on … Continue Reading

FSB publishes implementation progress of OTC derivatives market reforms in 2021

On 3 December 2021, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report regarding the implementation progress of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market reforms in 2021. The report tracks the international progress in implementing G20 reforms to global OTC derivatives markets following the 2008 global financial crisis. The following progress has been made since the previous annual … Continue Reading

IOSCO and CPMI publish a discussion paper on client clearing: access and portability

On 29 November 2021, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a discussion paper on client clearing. The discussion paper considers issues concerning access to central counterparties (CCPs) and effective porting practices. The discussion paper does not intend to provide guidance on … Continue Reading

The Bank of England’s approach to tiering incoming CCPs

On 8 November 2021, the Bank of England (BoE) issued a Consultation Paper and a draft Statement of Policy on its approach to ‘tiering’ non-UK central counterparties (CCPs) based on the level of systemic risk they could pose to UK financial stability. The consultation closes on 25 February 2022. Under the BoE’s tiering proposals: Incoming … Continue Reading

CPMI calls for ideas on solutions to expand PvP settlement

On 7 October 2021, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) issued a call for ideas on payment-versus-payment (PvP) mechanisms. As part of the G20 cross-border payments roadmap, the CPMI is developing proposals for increased PvP adoption by encouraging enhancements to existing PvP arrangements and/or the design of new public and/or private sector solutions. … Continue Reading

FSB / IMF latest progress report on the G20 Data Gaps Initiative

On 8 October 2021, the Financial Stability Board and the International Monetary Fund co-published their sixth progress report on the G20 Data Gaps Initiative. Key messages in the progress report include: Significant progress has been achieved during phases 1 and 2 of the Data Gaps Initiative in closing identified policy-relevant data gaps. Although the initiative … Continue Reading

GFXC releases guidance paper on Last Look, publishes disclosure templates

On 18 August 2021, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) issued a guidance paper on ‘last look’ trading within the Foreign Exchange market. Last look is a practice used in electronic trading where a market participant has a final opportunity to accept or reject a trade request made on its quoted price. The GFXC is … Continue Reading

MoU between the FCA, BoE and SEC regarding certain OTC derivatives entities that operate on a cross border basis

On 6 August 2021, the FCA published a Memorandum of Understanding between itself, the Bank of England and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission regarding consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information in the supervision and oversight of certain over-the-counter derivatives entities that operate on a cross-border basis in the United States and the … Continue Reading

CPMI work programme for 2021-22

On 5 August 2021, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) published its work programme for 2021-22. The annual work programme has been publicly released for the first time as part of the CPMI’s commitment to increased transparency. The annual work programme will focus on shaping the future of payments and addressing risks in … Continue Reading

GFXC updates FX Global Code, publishes new templates for disclosures and guidance paper on Pre-hedging

On 15 July 2021, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) completed its review of the FX Global Code, updating its principles of good practice in the foreign exchange market in several key areas. The GFXC also published templates for industry participants to use in improving disclosures and assisting with transaction cost analysis. The GFXC is … Continue Reading

IOSCO issues industry surveys on conduct risks in leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations

On 24 May 2021, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued four questionnaires for industry participants on conduct risks in leveraged loans (LL) and collateralized loan obligations (CLO) targeting bank lenders, CLO investors, CLO managers and LL sponsors. The purpose of the questionnaires is to support IOSCO’s project by furthering its understanding of the … Continue Reading

A global perspective on derivatives regulation

On 17 May 2021, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a speech by Ashley Alder (CEO Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and IOSCO chair) entitled A global perspective on derivatives regulation. Key points in the speech include: Global regulatory authorities are still monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the post-crisis reforms in … Continue Reading
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