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The Trading Mesh

March 2012

The attraction of OTC clearing

March 20, 2012 Comments (0)           

Had an interesting week in the sunshine at the FIA annual conference at Boca Raton, Florida. Not surprisingly, the main topic was the move to bring the worlds of exchange traded and OTC derivatives together. This has been mandated by politicians/regulators on both sides of the Atlantic and will lead to the creation of a multitude of electronic platforms known as SEFs in the US and OTFs in Europe… or will it? Despite all the noise and hoopla, market participants seem to be huddled together at...

Alternative venues play waiting game in Japan

March 6, 2012 Comments (0)           

By Steve Grob
Just back from an interesting week in Japan where I was presenting at the annual GMAC conference, Japan International Banking & Securities Systems Forum. The impact of Japan’s alternative venues (known as PTSs) was a particular area of discussion, especially now that Chi-X has set up in Australia and with Korea looking to introduce a multi-market structure too.
It’s been a hard slog for the alternative trading community in Japan, however, as they have had...