SEFS in Japan: First Month of ETP Volumes

Following on from our blog, SEFs in Japan: ETP Data, I wanted to look at the first month of trade activity. Background Japanese Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs) commenced operation on 1 Sep 2015, with trading in Vanilla JPY Fixed vs Libor Swaps, Cleared at JSCC with 5Y, 7Y, 10Y tenors and trades executed between large […]

MiFID II and the Trading Obligation for Derivatives

Following on from my recent article on MiFID II and Transparency for Swaps, I wanted to look into another key item in the ESMA Final Report; namely the obligation for derivatives to only be transacted on a Trading Venue. Background The Final Report deals with Draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) of which there are 28 and […]