For whom the bell tolls…or regulatory reporting compliance

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Regulatory, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For Swap Dealers (SD) and Major Swap Participants (MSP), Friday October 12, 2012 was the effective date for which compliance to the swap public and regulatory reporting rules of the Dodd-Frank Act is required (for interest rate and credit swaps). Many financial institutions have implemented solutions to support these requirements. We published a note (downloadable here) providing an overview of the technical complexities that a reporting solution would need to resolve. Some of these complexities emerge from the following:

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MF Global does the Humpty Dumpty – putting Broker-Dealers back together again

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Bankruptcy, Lehman, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Two things from last week.

1. We took this nifty cloud hosted presentation software called Prezi for a spin. Not being a huge fan of Powerpoint especially when it comes to trying to tell non-linear hierarchical stories, Prezi was a hit.

2. MF Global went bust.

So, we decided to port an old presentation from Powerpoint to Prezi – a cheat sheet on lessons learned reconstituting Lehman Brothers post-bankruptcy.

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