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EU clearers 'well equipped' to handle member defaults

European regulators have deemed the region’s clearing houses well placed to withstand potential defaults of their biggest members and other market shocks, after conducting the first market-wide stress tests of the increasingly important institutions. On April 29, the European Securities and Markets Authority published the results of tests it undertook …

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JP Morgan underlines its electronic ambitions

If it wasn’t already clear, JP Morgan’s latest senior appointment in its markets business sends a clear message to the bank’s traders across all asset classes: the future is electronic. The bank has installed David Hudson, its chief financial officer of global markets, in the newly-created role of global head …

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Mifid II’s bond rules set for yearly review

The European Commission has taken the unusual step of asking its top markets regulator to review – and possibly tweak – new rules on bond trading on an annual basis. The European Securities and Markets Authority has been asked to submit revised regulatory technical standards each year to determine whether …

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LSE connection helps EuroCCP profits surge

Europe’s largest cash equities clearing house saw its profits jump by more than a quarter in 2015, a year in which it also hit a record for the most trades processed in a single day. Diana Chan, chief executive of EuroCCP Amsterdam-based EuroCCP reported a 26% increase in its pre-tax …

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What next for the LSE and Deutsche Börse?

First Leicester City won the Premier League, then Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, and now Intercontinental Exchange has ruled out a bid for the London Stock Exchange – it’s been a week to expect the unexpected. From the moment the LSE and Germany’s Deutsche Börse announced they were …

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