CDS IndexCo consortium and Markit Group have launched CMBX, a synthetic index of U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) with an initial group of 14 market-making banks. Markit will serve as the central source of information about CMBX, and will utilize cashflows from Trepp. As with ABX, a home equity loan-linked index based on various asset-backed securities (ABS) launched in January as part of the same partnership, a new series of CMBX indices will be issued every six months.
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Markit Launches Synthetic CMBS Index with CDS IndexCo
When the Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, a new sanctions regime was introduced in the UK under legislation set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (aka the Sanctions Act). The regime is fundamentally different to that of the EU, requiring financial institutions to rethink their response...
Global LEI Foundation Aims to Accelerate LEI Adoption by Slashing Prices of the Identifiers to Single Digit Dollars
The Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) is planning to tear down the cost barrier obstructing widespread adoption of the LEI with the implementation of a validation agent role for banks and financial institutions. Expectations are that frequently contended high prices charged to register an entity for an LEI – by way of example Bloomberg charges $65...
Now in its 5th year, the RegTech Summit in London explores how the European financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
After what looked like a slow start to the summer, the initiative to establish a global standard for legal entity identifiers (LEIs) took a series of significant leaps forward during August, that appears to have put the project firmly back on track. If the marketplace felt a little reticent in June and July, it could...