Tech revolution to transform swap trading

The Financial Times has published an article looking at the technology that is being developed for swap trading, following the recent financial reforms. GreySpark comments on the main trends, focusing on SEF aggregation as one particular way the banks are changing their business models.

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Bond stampede fear spurs race for reform

The Financial Times looks at corporate bond liquidity, focusing on how the corporate bond market could standardise itself in a similar way to how the US treasury market has. It goes on to look at the various challenges that the corporate bond market faces in terms of liquidity, and examines various potential solutions that might be available. GreySpark comments on the main trends and challenges the market faces.

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Wall Street’s latest idea

The Financial Times looks at the new business of collateral transformation, which many banks hope will boost profits at a time when new regulations and competitive pressures will hurt balance sheets. However collateral transformation – which involves turning relatively risky assets into ostensibly safer ones – is already capturing the attention of regulators.

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