Tue, Oct 17, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

AIMA urges EU policymakers to push ahead with OTC derivatives reforms set by G20

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Andrew Baker
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) – the global hedge fund industry association – has urged European Union policymakers to push ahead with reforms of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, saying that the benefits will outweigh increased costs.

AIMA, which recently submitted a response to the European Commission’s Consultation on Derivatives and Market Infrastructures, said it wished to see EU policymakers implement the objectives on OTC derivatives that were laid down by the G20.

The G20 has stated that all OTC derivative contracts should be reported to trade repositories, while all standardised contracts should be cleared through central counterparties (CCPs) and, where appropriate and practical, traded on an exchange or electronic trading platform.

AIMA welcomed the fact that the European Commission is likely to mandate central clearing of eligible contracts, and is set to propose harmonised requirements for the establishment and operation of CCPs and trade repositories.

In its submission to the EC, AIMA emphasised that hedge fund managers - significant users of OTC derivatives for investment and hedging purposes – would have to bear significant costs associated with administrative and operational changes the reforms would require.

But AIMA CEO Andrew Baker said: “Managers recognise the need for such reforms and will continue to work closely with policymakers to ensure that reforms and new regulations are well thought-out, coordinated and give due consideration to all the parties active in the OTC derivatives market.

“This is one of the central pieces of the reform agenda leading to the reduction of systemic risk. If designed properly, all market participants will benefit. Moreover, the whole economy will benefit if the incidence and the impact of future market and financial instability is reduced. This is an important objective we all share.”

(Press release)


As the only truly representative global hedge fund association, AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has nearly 1,200 corporate members worldwide, based in over 40 countries. www.aima.org


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Regulatory - David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge, Carried interest tax: How much does it matter?, Odey sees 'terrifying' mix in MiFID, tapering, asset values, Hedge funds come together to share cost of MiFID and research, SEC turns up the heat on U.S. investment advisers, India's Sebi asks hedge funds to report investments in commodity derivatives[more]

    David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge From CNBC.com: David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the R

  2. North America - Puerto Rico rejects loan offers, accusing hedge funds of trying to profit off hurricanes[more]

    From TheIintercept.com: Puerto Rico has rejected a bondholder group's offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with Puerto Rico's Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said the offer was "not viable" and would harm the islan

  3. Investing - WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund, Sun co-founder sells secretive hedge fund on big chip trade[more]

    WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund From Cityam.com: An American hedge fund has mounted a bet against WPP, the world's largest advertising group, with a trade worth almost £90m. Lone Pine Capital has built a short position worth 0.51 per cent of the FTSE 100 company,

  4. Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

  5. Manager Profile - How the world's hedge fund king used 'idea meritocracy' to become a billionaire[more]

    From Forbes.com: In 1982, Ray Dalio made what he calls the biggest mistake of his life. He made a bet that there would be an economic collapse stemming from a debt crisis. And he was wrong. He lost money. He lost his client's money. He had to let people go from his firm and borrow money from his dad