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  1. Volatility fears push nervous investors toward puts

    trueInvestors increasingly are hedging downside risk through put options as a way to stay in attractive equity markets while dealing with their fears of increased volatility and market shocks.

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  1. Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.

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  2. SEC proposal would require certain non-U.S. swap dealers to register in U.S.

    trueThe SEC on Wednesday proposed requiring non-U.S. swap dealers that operate trading desks in the U.S. to register with the agency as a security-based swap dealer.

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  3. ISDA issues principles for rules governing the centralized execution of swaps

    trueThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association on Wednesday issued principles to be applied to rules governing centralized execution of swaps and called for alignment in swap-execution facility rules across national borders.

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  4. Tail hedging review

    trueSince the start of 2014, we have witnessed increasing interest in tail hedging with large global institutions looking to develop tail hedge mandates. Recent bouts of turbulence since October 2014 have intensified that interest, especially since volatility levels have continued to fluctuate rapidly, ...

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  5. Iowa Public Employees looking for derivative trading, margin management services

    trueIowa Public Employees' Retirement System issued an RFP for firms to provide future commission merchant services and margin management services.

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  6. CalPERS to provide added source of contingent liquidity to derivatives clearinghouse

    trueCalPERS has joined a fully committed repo facility with derivatives clearinghouse Options Clearing Corp. and securities lending agent eSecLending to provide contingency liquidity in the event of a counterparty default.

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  7. European Commission to review OTC regulations for pension funds

    trueThe European Commission will review legislation that could force pension funds to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives transactions.

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  8. European Commission calls for 2-year pension fund exemption on clearing rules

    truePension funds in Europe should be granted a further two-year exemption from compliance with new central clearing rules for over-the-counter derivative transactions, said a report from the European Commission.

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  9. Clearbrook appoints head of hedged index strategies

    trueManit Rye was named managing director and head of hedged index strategies at Clearbrook Global Advisors.

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  10. SEC approves new transparency rules on swaps trades

    trueMost swaps trades will have to be reported to the public under rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.

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  11. State Street Global Markets shuttering its derivatives clearing business

    trueState Street Global Markets will close its U.S. derivatives clearing business early next year and has halted plans to launch a similar business in Europe.

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  12. ISDA taps Societe Generale executive as new chairman

    truestrong>Eric Litvack was named chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, effective Jan. 1.

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  13. Booming derivatives costs are welcome news for ETFs

    trueWelcome to “intended” consequences.

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