The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

ISDA Hosts Regional Regulators Workshop

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, (ISDA) hosted an Asia Pacific Regulators Workshop in Hong Kong today with supervisors and policymakers from 19 regulatory bodies across the Asia Pacific region. The one-day session, which was a follow-up to the ISDA Asia Pacific Regulators Summit held in May, addressed specific challenges related to the implementation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives regulatory reform in the region.

Topics discussed included the current status of central clearing and trade repository developments in Asia Pacific, implications of market-by-market regulatory and infrastructure solutions, and the impact of Financial Stability Board and G20 standards.

ISDA recognizes the importance of central clearing (assuming it is prudently structured and managed) and trade reporting to regulators in improving the safety and transparency of the marketplace. ISDA urges regional regulators to take a coordinated and cooperative approach to ensure that initiatives in these areas are harmonized so that they decrease rather than increase risk.

“ISDA believes that harmonization of market structure initiatives is critical to reducing systemic risk and maximizing market efficiency. We are committed to working closely with regulators around the world and in the region to implement solutions that help the market operate safely and efficiently,” said Robert Pickel, Executive Vice Chairman, ISDA.

Related content

WEBINAR

Upcoming Webinar: Managing the transaction reporting landscape post Brexit: MiFID II, SFTR, EMIR

Date: 16 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The transaction reporting landscape has, for many financial institutions, expanded considerably in size since the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the resulting need for double reporting of some transactions to both EU...

BLOG

Lack of Equivalence Post Brexit Raises Costly Data Management Concerns

The UK has finally left the European Union. A trade deal was wrung out at the eleventh hour, allowing the two sides to trade with zero tariffs and quotas, but the financial services industry has been left hanging – with talk of an MoU around the regulation of financial services being reached by March 2021...

EVENT

Data Management Summit New York City

Now in its 10th year, the Data Management Summit (DMS) in NYC explores the shift to the new world where data is redefining the operating model and firms are seeking to unlock value via data transformation projects for enterprise gain and competitive edge.

GUIDE

RegTech Suppliers Guide 2020/2021

Welcome to the second edition of A-Team Group’s RegTech Suppliers Guide, an essential aid for financial institutions sourcing innovative solutions to improve their regulatory response, and a showcase for encumbent and new RegTech vendors with offerings designed to match market demand. Available free of charge and based on an industry-wide survey, the guide provides a...