EMIR Regulation – OTC Derivatives

The OTC (over-the-counter) Derivative Trade Reporting requirement kicked-in the past month of February as part of the new EUÔÇÖs regulation for off-exchange derivative transactions (EMIR). Even though the new requirement does not involve excessive complexity, it has posed substantial problems as it affects... Read More

Bank Mandatory Hedging – Alternatives to Swaps

For many years, various European banks require an interest rate hedge as a condition to extend loans. This requirement provides them with an opportunity to increase the performance of their operations via the hedges, in which they include margins, credit spreads and provisions. Banks normally propose... Read More