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Brett Cenkus
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President Trump Won't Kill America, Bitcoin Will

In this blog, the author examines how the global cryptocurrency adds one more piece of the pie to a radical shift in the structure of worldwide governance.

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Why a SIFMU Must Always Manage Liquidity Risk

In this blog from the OCC, Traders Magazine provides excerpts from John Fennell’s October 23 speech to the 3rd Annual Liquidity Risk Management Summit in New York where he talked about the importance of a SIFMU like OCC and its ability to manage liquidity risk.

Agencies Propose Rule to Update Derivatives Exposure Under Regulatory Capital Rules

Comments on the proposal will be accepted for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

OCC Clears Record 567 Million Contracts in October

Over 567 million contracts cleared in October, up 48.9 percent compared to 2017 and the fourth-highest single-day volume occurred on October 11 at 37,989,245 contracts.

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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.