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FinfraG Update VIII - FINMA publishes revised FMIO-FINMA confirming the categories of OTC derivatives subject to the clearing obligation
  • Lenz & Staehelin
  • Switzerland
  • May 18 2018

The purpose of this Newsflash is to inform Swiss market participants that FINMA has introduced a clearing obligation for standardized interest rate


Banks to Centrally Clear OTC Derivatives from 1 October 2018
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Singapore
  • May 17 2018

Specified OTC derivatives must be cleared on central counterparties with effect from 1 October 2018. This mandatory clearing requirement will apply


Global Developments on Best Execution
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA, Singapore, United Kingdom, Global, Hong Kong
  • May 3 2018

Best execution is currently a hot topic for global regulators and the past year has seen notable regulatory focus in this area. Amid this development


California Federal Court Potentially Poised to Limit CFTC’s Dodd-Frank Fraud-Based Anti-Manipulation Authority in Monex Enforcement Action
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2018

The California federal court judge hearing the enforcement action by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against Monex Deposit Company and other


FINRA Proposed a Rule Change With Respect to the Establishment of a Second Trade Reporting Facility
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt rules relating


Proposed Amendments to the Over-The-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Contract Reporting Regime
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Singapore
  • April 11 2018

On 28 March 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published its response to feedback (MAS Feedback) received on its proposed amendments to


New carve-outs of “OTC derivative product”
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • March 14 2018

The Securities and Futures (OTC Derivative Products) Notice and the Securities and Futures (Stock Markets, Futures Markets and Clearing Houses


Over-the-counter derivatives in South Africa
  • Dentons
  • South Africa, European Union
  • February 14 2018

The European Markets and Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR) is a body of European Union law which came into force on 16 August 2012. During the G20


The Financial Report - Vol 7, No 1 - News from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper
  • Australia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan
  • January 17 2018

Updated statistics of the money lending business. The FSA updated the statistics regarding the money lending business, as of December 27, 2017


Consultation on Hong Kong licensing and conduct requirements for OTC derivatives
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • January 15 2018

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently published a consultation paper (Consultation) that proposes refinements to the scope of