Morningstar invites you to discuss counterparty risk in ETPs:
- What are the sources of counterparty risk in ETPs?
- How are investors being protected from this risk?
- How are they being compensated for assuming this risk?
- How is the industry addressing concerns over these risks?
- What more can be done to further illuminate and mitigate this risk?
This session will address certain issues arising from Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the ongoing regulation of the derivatives markets in the U.S. and elsewhere. We will cover:
•the “common approach” of the US and the EU with respect to central counterparties;
•the prudential regulators’ and CFTC’s final margin rules for uncleared swaps;
•the CFTC, SEC and prudential regulator rules and guidance relating to the cross-border application of the requirements of Title VII of Dodd-Frank, including for margin.
•the challenges that lie ahead in relation to cross-border harmonisation.
A presentation of the '2015 Structured Product Annual Performance Review', compiled by StructuredProductReview.com and presented by Lowes Structured Investment Centre.
The Review represents the most comprehensive data and analysis of structured product performance ever undertaken in the UK, covering all IFA distributed products to have matured in 2015, broken down by product and payoff type. 5-year data will also be presented, for a long term perspective of the sector and product performance.
The Review provides factual data / empirical evidence for advisers and investors, that will be invaluable in assessing the efficacy and value of structured products and their performance ... and will highlight the exceptionally strong performance of the sector's products, across the piste, for all product types and risk/return categories, including Structured Deposits, Capital Protected and Capital-at-Risk Products.
An inaugural 'Spot the Stars' section will also be used to help demonstrate the diversity of providers, counterparties, product offerings and risk/return propositions offered by the sector.
Pension funds may have been granted a temporary exemption from the central clearing aspects of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) - an exemption that is likely to be extended - however, there are significant implications they need to start thinking about now. Asset protection is a key concern in a centrally cleared environment with the industry exploring various segregation models to increase asset safety and reduce counterparty risk. Coupled with the growing concern for liquidity availability EMIR is proving to be more challenging than initially thought. Let us guide you through these issues to help ensure you’re prepared and have the optimal solutions in place.Read more >
Pending and proposed regulatory reforms are likely to significantly impact future developments within the securities finance industry. To better understand the changing environment and how you can best prepare, please join State Street on 8 May for an informative dialogue where we’ll answer questions such as:
• What are the relevant provisions for lending agents and borrower counterparties?
• How might regulatory reform change the industry landscape?
• What impact, if any, do these changes mean for asset owners and asset managers that wish to lend their securities in the future? What are the possible new opportunities and benefits to the lending industry?
• As new structures emerge, what should beneficial owners consider?
• Besides reducing market and systemic risk, what other gains are regulators expecting to achieve from new regulations?
Glenn Horner, CFA, FRM
Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs
State Street Securities Finance
Senior Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management, EMEA
State Street Securities Finance
Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Trading
State Street Securities Finance
Chief Executive Officer
International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
Vice President, Asset Owner Solutions, EMEA
State Street Global Services
A panel from the IFLR European Capital Markets Forum on April 9 at the Waldorf in London.
• Prime Collateralised Securities initiative - lessons from first issuances
• Opportunities to revive the CMBS market?
• Dodd-Frank and its impact on commodity pools
• Solvency II interpretation
• Increase in fixed rate deals and deals structured without need for swap counterparty
• Developments: covered bonds and project bonds
Jerry Marlatt, senior counsel, Morrison & Foerster (chair)
Brad Duncan, director and deputy general counsel, Citigroup
Steven Gandy, managing director and head of securitisation, Santander Global Banking & Markets
For more information and coverage of the event, please visit www.iflr.com/ecm2013
The Federal Reserve recently issued proposed rules under §§ 165 and 166 of the Dodd- Frank Act that would establish enhanced prudential standards for certain foreign banking organization’s branches in the United States. The proposed rules will likely require fundamental changes in the way that many foreign banks do business in the U.S., including new requirements that many foreign banks structure their U.S. operations through U.S. intermediate holding companies and meet enhanced capital and liquidity standards, detailed corporate governance, risk management mandates, and single counterparty credit limits.
Please join Alma Angotti, Jay Perlman, and Jim Vint of Navigant and Jeremy Newell of law firm WilmerHale as they address these issues and your questions in a free, one-hour webcast.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial market meltdown, authorities re-examined whether global trading of over-the-counter derivatives, now sized at $650 trillion, had contributed to volatility, excess leverage and systematic risk. As a result, lawmakers passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, in hopes of lowering the probability of problems in the future. A cornerstone of this Act is the central clearing and trade execution mandate. As this massive mandate is being implemented for the first time ever, countless companies and financial institutions are becoming acutely aware of the importance of the end-user exception to their hedging and risk management programs.
In this timely and informative webinar hosted by FTI Consulting, legal, compliance and risk management experts will provide critical information about (1) Overview of CFTC swaps end-user rule as part of Dodd-Frank implementation; (2) Costs of having to comply with new swaps clearing rules unless an exemption under CFTC Rule 39.6 is received; (3) Who qualifies for the CFTC Rule 39.6 end-user exemption; (4) How to meet tests that demonstrate that swaps are being used to mitigate commercial risk; (5) Role of the board and risk management committee in seeking an end-user exemption; (6) Prudent risk management “must haves” beyond full compliance with the end-user exemption rule; (7) What to expect when transacting with a financial entity counterparty; (8) Correcting swap end-user deficiencies; (9) What to expect from a regulatory audit; and (10) Best practices for end-users to prepare their annual information filing.
Who Should Attend:
•Chief Financial Officers and Treasurers
•Bank lenders •Investors in companies that hedge
•Internal and external auditors
On November 3, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules implementing what the Commission described as a “whistleblower program to reward individuals who provide the agency with high-quality tips that lead to successful enforcement actions. The rules reflect the Commission’s attempt to implement the new whistleblower laws set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act while accommodating a host of competing policy interests. Among the tricky issues facing the SEC are the conflicts between the economic interests of employees who possess information that might result in a successful enforcement action and the government’s interest in encouraging robust internal controls supported by employee reporting; and the inherent conflict between corporate interest in confidentiality, including confidentiality in business relationships, and the need to self report possible internal misconduct and the misconduct of commercial counterparties.
This webcast will examine the SEC’s proposed new whistleblower rules and their implications for internal controls and compliance programs, investigations, self-reporting incentives and employer/employee relations, including executive compensation and employee reporting responsibilities.
Please join Byron Egan and Jeffrey M. Sone, partners with the Jackson Walker L.L.P. law firm in Dallas, and Gary Kleinrichert of FTI Consulting in Chicago as they address these issues and your questions.
The iron ore derivative contract operates as an over-the-counter, cash-settled agreement designed to enable better price risk management for users and traders and eliminate counterparty risk, thus managing financial exposure. A practical guide for market participants.Read more >