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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Booming derivatives costs are welcome news for ETFs

    trueWelcome to “intended” consequences.

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  9. 18 banks sign ISDA rules to delay swaps termination rights

    trueNew rules that will delay swaps termination rights and collateral demands were signed by 18 major banks, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association announced Wednesday.

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  10. Pact raises caution flag on swaps

    trueAsset owners that use swaps could ultimately face losses and added risk as a result of an agreement among 18 major global banks.

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  11. Florida SBA nears decisions on brokerage, collateral management searches

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, is considering five firms in its search for prime brokerage services: Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, New Edge, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York Mellon unit Pershing LLC.

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  12. ISDA introduces rules to delay swaps termination rights

    trueSwaps termination rights and collateral demands will be delayed under rules introduced by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and agreed to Oct. 11 by 18 major banks.

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  13. BNY Mellon to shutter European derivatives clearing business

    trueBank of New York Mellon plans to close its European derivatives clearing business because the implementation of European clearing rules has stalled.

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