On Tuesday 01 March, Thomas Murray hosted a half day event in London entitled Post-Trade Risk Roundtable. The event sought to explore the regulatory hurdles being faced by those involved with the funds industry, and how firms can prepare to clear these challenges in their post-trade networks.

Topics discussed on the day included: 

Regulators are asking a lot of questions of fund managers, many of them impertinent in both senses of that word. Ostensibly, the answers will enable them to deliver greater stability in financial markets, but the absurdity of this ambition is already becoming apparent.

Australian regulator finds its money market funds are already compliant with IOSCO guidelines and are not as significant to financial system as US and Europe

Global custodian announces mandate and points to increasing complexity in derivatives markets and regulation

Consultation on initial margin for non-cleared swaps sees pensions focus on preventing re-hypothecation, bringing inflation under same regime as interest rate swaps and raising threshold above €8bn