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Anne Plested
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Bottlenecks Ahead

Anne Plested, head of Fidessa's EU Regulation Change programme, has written a short blog arguing that although we should be thankful that ESMA have taken a pragmatic approach to moving things along, more bottlenecks could appear in the future.

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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.

New Clearing Rules Vex Buyside Firms

With the passage of Dodd-Frank and other regulatory mandates, buyside firms have to focus on the clearing of over-the-counter derivatives.

In the Clearing

Settling trades has always been a challenge for firms, but even more so now in the new post-Dodd-Frank, EMIR and Basel III world.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms.

CLEARING QUARTERLY & DIRECTORY: Another Piece of the Puzzle

As DTCC Buys Omgeo, the two clearing and post-trade giants mull the needs of the buyside, the after-effects of 2008 and the coming decade.

Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

Clearing Quarterly & Directory, a Traders Magazine publication, presents this quarter's listing of clearing firms.

The Clearing Mission: Integrate or Die

Clearing industry veteran Douglas Dannemiller details how firms must make correspondents more productive or join the list of clearing brokerages that are gone forever.

Alpha Omega Unveils FIXAffirm Post-Trade Kit

In early November, Alpha Omega Financial Systems announced the global launch of FIXAffirm, which it calls a "the first comprehensive post-trade solution" based on the industry-standard FIX protocol.

DTCC DDR Helps to Meet CFTC Needs

The Depository Trust Clearing Corporation is helping meet the needs of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission requirements for clearing swaps under the Dodd Frank Act.

Singapore Stock Exchange Adopts MillenniumIT's Post-Trade Solution

The Singapore Stock Ex-change (SGX) has implemented Millennium PostTrade, the new multi-asset clearing, settlement and risk technology platform from the London Stock Exchange's IT division.