US and EU regulators have promised to keep working toward mutual recognition of each other’s derivative clearing houses, but there is an ideological gap to bridge.
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The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.
Proposals for the mandatory buy-in of securities if trades fail to settle could drive market-makers out of the market.
A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.
The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.
Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.