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Matthew Streeter

De-risky Business: A Tale of Two Funds

Integrated risk tools are the cornerstone for better trading decisions inside hedge funds.

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Mandated Clearing of OTC Derivatives No Guarantee to Reduce Risk, Prof. Pirrong Warns

University of Houston finance Professor Craig Pirrong outlines why he thinks mandated clearing and the use of a network of central counterparties (CCPs) for clearing likely will not reduce the risk the way the G20 member countries recently envisioned.

CLEARING: CME's Sprague Warns About Failure to Settle Clearing Impasse

Traders spoke to Suzanne Sprague, executive director of collateral and risk for CME Clearing about the impasse, how to resolve it, and what it means for the clearing market.

CLEARING: Calypso Connects to DTCC GTR for EMIR Reporting

Platform provider Calypso Technology now interfaces with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.’s Global Trade Repository service for European Markets Infrastructure Regulation reporting.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

OCC Sees Record Clearing Levels

The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corp., the largest equities derivative clearing firm, saw record clearing volumes in the first month of 2014.

Brown Exits Omgeo, Arthus Steps In

Longtime Omgeo CEO and president Marianne Brown has stepped down from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. subsidiary and will be replaced by Paula Sausville Arthus.

SunGard's Cloud STP for Alternative Investments

Hedge fund managers, private equity firms and fund administrators looking to manage incoming and outgoing alternative investment data now have a cloud-based choice from SunGard.

ICE Trade Vault: 4.5M

IntercontinentalExchange Group's Trade Vault Europe, its European trade repository, processed roughly 4.5 million trades across energy, agricultural commodities, metals, credit, interest rates and equity derivatives its first day.

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