The transfer of assets from sell-side to buy-side firms is diversifying risk and reducing the likelihood of a systemic event, argues Bradley Ziff of technology provider Misys.
Fund firms would be better able to comply with rules on the reporting of OTC derivatives trades in Singapore if ambiguities were cleared up, argues a senior executive at the trade depository.
Electronic trading is getting a boost from the take-up of integrated platforms used for cross-asset transactions, which have soared in popularity in the past year or so.
Lee McCormack, client clearing business development manager for Nomura, discusses the implications of central clearing on the trading of OTC derivatives and what Asian investors need to know.
There are two weeks to submit views on rules in Hong Kong that would require mandatory reporting for OTC derivatives at both the fund and manager level.
Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, central clearing services are appearing for over-the-counter derivatives in Asia Pacific, but challenges remain.