General Information & Client Service
  • Americas: +1.212.553.1653
  • Asia: +852.3551.3077
  • China: +86.10.6319.6580
  • EMEA: +44.20.7772.5454
  • Japan: +81.3.5408.4100
Media Relations
  • New York: +1.212.553.0376
  • London: +44.20.7772.5456
  • Hong Kong: +852.3758.1350
  • Tokyo: +813.5408.4110
  • Sydney: +61.2.9270.8141
  • Mexico City: +001.888.779.5833
  • Buenos Aires: +0800.666.3506
  • São Paulo: +0800.891.2518
November 19, 2018

BCBS, CPMI, FSB, and IOSCO jointly published final report on incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Additionally, FSB published reports on the implementation of OTC derivatives reforms and the removal of legal barriers.

Report on Incentives to Centrally Clear OTC Derivatives. In addition to the report, BCBS, CPMI, FSB, and IOSCO published an overview of responses to the August 2018 consultation on incentives to clear OTC derivatives; this overview document sets out the main changes that have been made in the report to address the comments received. The report states that central clearing of standardized OTC derivatives is a pillar of the G20 leaders' commitment to reform OTC derivatives markets in response to the global financial crisis. A number of post-crisis reforms are, directly or indirectly, relevant to incentives to centrally clear. This report by the Derivatives Assessment Team evaluates how these reforms interact and how they could affect incentives. The report, one of the first two evaluations under the FSB framework for the post-implementation evaluation of the effects of G20 financial regulatory reforms, confirms the findings of the consultative document. The analysis suggests that, overall, the reforms are achieving their goals of promoting central clearing, especially for the most systemic market participants. This is consistent with the goal of reducing complexity and improving transparency and standardization in the OTC derivatives markets. Beyond the systemic core of the derivatives network of central counterparties (CCPs), dealers/clearing service providers and larger, more active clients, the incentives are less strong.

Progress Report on Implementation of OTC Derivatives Reforms. The thirteenth progress report on implementation of OTC derivatives reforms notes that good progress continued to be made across the reform agenda of G20 since the 12th progress report and work to assess whether the reforms meet the objectives intended for them continues. The report mentions that 21 out of 24 FSB member jurisdictions have comprehensive trade reporting requirements in force, up by two since the end of June 2017. Eighteen member jurisdictions now have in force comprehensive standards/criteria for determining when standardized OTC derivatives should be centrally cleared while two more jurisdictions adopted mandatory clearing requirements during the reporting period. Sixteen jurisdictions have implemented comprehensive margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives, representing an increase of two jurisdictions. Estimated collateralization rates have risen since the end of 2016. Thirteen jurisdictions have, in force, the comprehensive assessment standards or criteria for determining when products should be platform traded. New determinations entered into force for specific derivatives products to be executed on organized trading platforms in six jurisdictions. Furthermore, the transparency of information about OTC derivatives transactions has increased since the end of 2016.

Report on Removal of Legal Barriers to Trade Reporting. The report details progress by the FSB member jurisdictions in implementing the 2015 recommendations to remove or address legal barriers to full reporting of OTC derivatives data to trade repositories and to access—by authorities (both domestic non-primary authorities and foreign authorities)—of trade data held in trade repositories. Four of these recommendations included implementation dates in 2018, while the other two did not have specific implementation dates. The progress report finds that all but three of the FSB member jurisdictions have removed or addressed barriers to full trade reporting. Five FSB member jurisdictions allow masking of counterparty identifiers for some transactions. As reported by jurisdictions, the percentage of masked trades is relatively low, typically 5% or under, with several under 1%. In twelve jurisdictions, changes have been made, or are underway, to address or remove barriers to access to trade repository data by foreign authorities and/or non-primary domestic authorities, including legal barriers that have only very recently been removed.

 

Related Links

Keywords: International, Banking, Securities, OTC Derivatives, Central Clearing, Regulatory Reforms, Legal Barriers, BCBS, CPMI, FSB, IOSCO

Related Insights
News

EBA Finalizes Guidelines on the STS Criteria in Securitization

EBA published the final guidelines that provide a harmonized interpretation of the criteria for a securitization to be eligible as simple, transparent, and standardized (STS) on a cross-sectoral basis throughout EU.

December 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

OSFI Sets Domestic Stability Buffer for D-SIBs at 1.75%

OSFI set the level for the Domestic Stability Buffer at 1.75% of total risk-weighted assets, as calculated under the Capital Adequacy Requirements (CAR) Guideline.

December 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FSI Publishes Paper on Proportionality in Insurance Solvency Rules

FSI published a paper on proportionality in the application of insurance solvency requirements.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

BCBS Updates Framework for Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements

BCBS published the updated framework for Pillar 3 disclosure requirements.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Issues Revised List of Validation Rules for Reporting

EBA revised the list of validation rules in its implementing technical standards on supervisory reporting.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

IMF Reports Assess the Stability of Financial System in Brazil

IMF published a report on the results of the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) on Brazil.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Governor Examines Pros of Imposing Capital Buffers on Large Banks

At the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D.C., the FED Governor Lael Brainard summarized the financial stability outlook, highlighted areas where financial imbalances seem to be building, and touched on the related policy implications.

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

US Agencies Propose Rule on Appraisals for Real Estate Transactions

US Agencies (FDIC, FED, and OCC) proposed a rule to increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for the residential real estate transactions from USD 250,000 to USD 400,000. Comments will be accepted for 60 days from publication in the Federal Register.

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: First Update for December 2018

This week one answer was published as part of the Single Rulebook Questions and Answers (Q&A).

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Updates Reporting Form and Instructions for FR Y-14Q

FED published the updated reporting form FR Y-14Q for Capital Assessment and Stress Testing, along with the associated instructions.

December 06, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 2325