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27 January 2015

CCPs: Risky Is as Risky Does

George Bollenbacher, Capital Markets Advisors

Has mandatory clearing for swaps concentrated risk in the CCPs and made them too big to fail? Two recent industry papers bring into sharper focus the debate that has been raging under the surface of the markets. rest of story...

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Initial Margin, Swap Pricing and a Market-Maker Advantage

Chris Barnes, Clarus Financial Technology

In the new swaps world in which we live, it is increasingly important for market-makers to keep a balanced book, as this will actually reduce a dealer’s Initial Margin requirement at the CCP. This is one key aspect of how new liquidity providers can out-maneuver the incumbents. Continue

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